Aging Advocates are Cordially Invited ūüéČ

Our coalition member, Justice in Aging, is hosting a very special event¬†in March! Please join us as we celebrate their 45th anniversary with festive food and drinks. At this event, you will have an opportunity to contribute to their important work in fighting senior poverty. Also, they will in honoring an outstanding leader in the … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal: The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor

iStock     KAREN LINCOLN: A rising tide lifts all boats. This idiom, typically referring to the economy, suggests that a good outcome will benefit all. There has been much debate about whether economic growth benefits the rich, middle class and poor, equally. But, what if the debate was framed differently? Can policies that benefit … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee: Interactive: Poverty rates by California legislative district

BY JIM MILLER Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, talks with reporters after speaking at the 2015 California Women’s Policy Summit in Sacramento on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Recalling her upbringing in Appalachia, Atkins told the gathering of women advocates that social services helped her rise out of poverty. RICH PEDRONCELLI AP Poverty in California … Continue reading

KHN: Consumers Whose Income Drops Below Poverty Get Break On Subsidy Payback

By Michelle Andrews Right about now, some low-income people who just barely qualified for subsidies on the health insurance marketplace are starting to worry: What if my income for the year ends up below the poverty level? Will I have to pay back the premium tax credits I received? A couple of readers have posed … Continue reading

CBP: More Than One in Seven Californians — One-Third of Them Children — Lived in Poverty in 2013

Census Bureau data released earlier today show that the share of all Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line in 2013 remained significantly higher than in 2006, the year before the Great Recession began. More than 5.6 million Californians — over one in seven — had incomes below the poverty line in 2013.¬† The … Continue reading

An infographic from our colleagues at NSCLC: CLICK HERE FOR INFOGRAPHIC

SF Gate: California seniors have highest poverty rate, study finds

Allen Stross returns to his home after lunch at the North Berkeley Senior Center and some grocery shopping. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle

Carolyn Jones Allen Stross of Berkeley started working at age 13. He’s been a delivery boy, a sign painter, a Navy sailor and a photographer for the¬†Detroit Free Press. Now, at age 90, he and his wife live on about $21,000 a year. After they pay for rent and medications, they’re left with just $416 … Continue reading

NSCLC: Aging Committee Hearing Focuses on Senior Poverty; SSI Fixes Urged

From our colleagues at NSCLC:¬† At a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to spotlight senior poverty today, key witnesses advocated for updating the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and other National Senior Citizens Law Center priorities. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) explored potential improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and Vice President and … Continue reading

US DHHS: 2014 Poverty Guidelines

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Chart Book: The War on Poverty at 50

Chart Book: The War on Poverty at 50¬† Section 3: Today‚Äôs Safety Net Cuts Poverty Nearly in Half, Provides Health Care to Millions, and Has Long-Term Benefits for Children By¬†Arloc Sherman,¬†Sharon Parrott, and¬†Danilo Trisi The safety net has developed over many decades and now helps millions of people make ends meet and access affordable health … Continue reading

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