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.
Organization Website

Twitter: @justiceinaging
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, National
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Benefits, Community Outreach: Health Care, Health Care, Poverty, 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.

Justice in Aging



PRESS/RESEARCH FROM THIS SOURCE

LAAC Member Story

Justice in Aging Secures Benefits for Married LGBT Couples

Justice in Aging
June 15, 2016
For this year’s pride month, Justice in Aging has something to add to the celebrations. Hundreds of low-income married LGBTQ individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will no longer have to worry about the Social Security Administration (SSA) going after them for thousands of dollars they shouldn’t owe and can’t afford to pay. Read more.




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LAAC Member Story

Justice in Aging Secures Benefits for Married LGBT Couples

Justice in Aging
June 15, 2016
For this year’s pride month, Justice in Aging has something to add to the celebrations. Hundreds of low-income married LGBTQ individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will no longer have to worry about the Social Security Administration (SSA) going after them for thousands of dollars they shouldn’t owe and can’t afford to pay. Read more.

News Story

Judge tosses lawsuit on Social Security benefits for gay couples

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade
August 8, 2015
A federal judge threw out a class-action lawsuit for same-sex couples forced to repay Social Security benefits after DOMA was overturned by the Supreme Court.

News Story

Healthcare Watch: How to ensure patients get good care in a nursing home

Lisa Zamosky
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
October 23, 2015
Civil legal aid attorneys release a free guide to nursing home care for consumers.

News Story

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

Lisa Zamosky
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 18, 2015
As illegal healthcare billing practices increase, call volumes double at California legal aid offices.

News Story

Social Security Sued for Discriminating Against Married Same-Sex Couples

Chris Johnson
Washington Blade
March 10, 2015
Justice in Aging sues the Social Security Administration against their demand of repayment of miscalculated benefits for newly married same-sex individuals.




TRAININGS FROM THIS SOURCE

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Basics

Jun 28, 2017

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Improper Medical Billing of Low Income Older Adults

Jun 26, 2017
This one hour presentation will cover the basics of improper billing for older adults in California, review the relevant legal authorities, and give practical tips on what to do when a client is fighting an improper bill.
MCLE: 1 hour
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Post-Traveling Training: Medicare Basics for Medi-Cal Advocates

Dec 6, 2016
This training will provide advocates serving low-income clients an understanding of Medicare basics, the kinds of problems that low-income Medicare beneficiaries typically face, and how to start tackling them.
MCLE: 1 hour
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LAAC Armchair Trainings Senior Issues Webinar Series – Coordinated Care Initiative: An Update One Year Into Implementation

Nov 10, 2015
This webinar will review the current status of the CCI and the changes that have occurred over the course of implementation.
MCLE: 1 hour
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Introduction to Senior Legal Service Providers

Oct 7, 2014
Discusses how Senior Legal Service Providers provide legal assistance to seniors in California.
MCLE: 1 hour
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Medi-Cal Basics for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Aug 27, 2013
This webinar will go over Medi-Cal basics for seniors and people with disabilities.
MCLE: 1 hour


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