Justice in Aging

National organization that uses the power of law to fight senior poverty by securing access to affordable health care, economic security, and the courts. Offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Oakland.

Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Tags: Health Care, Public Benefits, Seniors

Justice in Aging provides 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. By using the power of law to strengthen the social safety net and remove the barriers low-income seniors face in trying to access the services they need, Justice in Aging works to ensure the future we all envision for our loved ones and ourselves.

Justice in Aging, formerly known as the National Senior Citizen Law Center, engages in three main arenas to protect the rights of poor seniors and strengthen the programs they rely on: Administrative Advocacy, providing expertise and resources to direct service advocates, and litigation.


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Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients

Associated Press (AP)
May 5, 2016
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.


Wheelchairs Prohibited in the Last Place You’d Expect

Paula Span
New York Times (NYT)
April 30, 2018
Excerpts from their recorded conversations are included in a federal lawsuit filed against those centers, claiming they discriminate against people in wheelchairs and are violating the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws.

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More people are being illegally billed for charges not paid by Medi-Cal

Lisa Zamosky
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 18, 2015
Advocates said there has been an increase over the last year in healthcare providers engaging in the practice of billing people with Medi-Cal for charges not covered by their insurance -- commonly referred to as balance billing.

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Social Security Sued for Discriminating Against Married Same-Sex Couples

Rainbow Times (MA)
March 10, 2015
Lawsuit charges that the Social Security Administration discriminated against same-sex couples by recouping SSI overpayments.

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Social Security Administration sued for recouping same-sex benefits

Justin Snow
Metro Weekly (DC)
March 10, 2015
The Social Security Administration is facing a class action lawsuit following allegations the agency discriminated against married same-sex couples.

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Lawsuit seeks to recoup Social Security benefits for gay couples

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade (DC)
March 10, 2015
A new class-action lawsuit has been filed seeks to recoup Social Security benefits given to married same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Same-Sex Couples Sue Social Security Over Benefit Snafu

Trudy Ring
March 10, 2015
Civil legal aid attorneys files a complaint to end to collections of overpayments by the Social Security Administration.

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Social Security Administration Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Treatment Of Same-Sex Couples

Chris Geidner
March 10, 2015
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and Justice in Aging filed suit against the Social Security Administration Tuesday on behalf of same-sex spouses being told to repay SSA’s overpayments.

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