An aging population and levels of income inequality not seen since the 1920s are creating a senior poverty crisis. Now more than ever we must ensure that all seniors have the income and economic supports they need for housing, food, utilities, and other basic necessities. The income benefits that growing numbers of the nation’s low income older adults rely on must work as intended and be expanded to meet the growing need.
Our economic security work ensures that:
- All seniors have adequate funds and other supports to pay for essential needs of decent living throughout old age.
- Seniors receive needed benefits to which they are entitled, promptly and without arbitrary denial or disruption.
- Programs and services are delivered without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, language ability, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other potential disadvantage.