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How SSA Can Improve the Representative Payee Program to Protect Vulnerable Seniors

By | ISSUE BRIEF, REPORTS

Social Security’s Representative Payee Program is crucial to protecting the resources and economic security of vulnerable older adults who cannot manage their own finances. It is also inadequate to meet the growing needs of older adults and has a number of problems in both its capability determination process and in the way the overall program is administered. This Issue Brief, How SSA Can Improve the Representative Payee Program to Protect Vulnerable Seniors is the final paper in a series that Justice in Aging has produced with the support of a fellowship grant from the Borchard Foundation on Law and Aging.

You can access the full toolkit of publications on the Representative Payee Program here.

What You (And the WHCOA) Missed Last Week

By | BLOG, HOMEPAGE, SENIOR POVERTY
If you were out of the office last week enjoying the Holidays and ringing in the New Year you may have missed two important news items.

The first, an Atlantic article, projects a shocking rise in senior poverty between now and 2050. Renowned economist, Teresa Ghilarducci from the New School for Social Research, used current rates of senior poverty to determine that unless we take action now to strengthen our country’s retirement system, 25 million elderly Americans will be poor in 2050. That’s more people than the entire populations of Florida, New York, and 46 other states (only California and Texas currently have more than 25 million people living in them).

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Orange is the New Black Misses the Point on SSI

By | BLOG, Uncategorized
Here at Justice in Aging, our weekend Orange is the New Black binges sometimes become the subject of Monday morning water cooler conversations. The show can be spot-on in addressing a multitude of issues through the lens of a women’s prison, including the economic disparities that women face–especially women of color–that lead to increased incarceration; its sensitive treatment of transgender issues through the character, Sophia, played by Laverne Cox; and its unflinching look at what it’s like to be a poor, aging woman in America.

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This is Justice in Aging

By | BLOG

To us, Justice in Aging is the opportunity to live with dignity, regardless of financial circumstances—free from the worry, harm, and injustice caused by lack of health care, food, or a safe place to sleep. But, the concept of Justice in Aging also strikes a personal chord—the fight for Justice in Aging resonates with all of us.

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