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Economic Security for Advocates

More than 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. NCOA's programs help older adults access benefits, explore how to use their home equity wisely, find training and jobs, and better manage their money.

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Discover Who Is Eligible for SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation’s oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Learn about the types of training and employment opportunities SCSEP provides.

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7 Facts About Older Adults and SNAP

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How You Can Help Older Adults Access Food

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American Rescue Plan Improves Senior Health and Financial Security

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Energy Assistance Benefits

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Mar 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Economic Security for Seniors

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Mar 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Home Equity and Seniors

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Feb 15, 2021

Get the Facts on SNAP and Senior Hunger

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Jan 31, 2021

Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable for Medicare Beneficiaries

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Jan 11, 2021

Congress' Final Legislative Package of 2020: What's In It for Older Adults

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Dec 3, 2020

Get the Facts on Reverse Mortgages

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Nov 9, 2020

Get the Facts on Senior Debt

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Sep 18, 2020

Representatives Request Adequate FY21 Funding for Medicare SHIP and SCSEP in Joint Letter

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Sep 18, 2020

Senators Urge Appropriators to Provide Adequate FY21 Funding for SHIP

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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May 6, 2020

What Congress Should Do for Low-Income Older Adults

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Feb 4, 2020

Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 Summary

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Nov 6, 2019

A Profile of Older U.S. Veterans

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Aug 27, 2019

Letter to Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Aug 27, 2019

NCOA Comment Letter on the New Medicare Plan Finder

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Jun 10, 2019

Letter of Support for H.R. 1230, The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

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Jun 6, 2019

NCOA Comments on Congressional Medicare Part D Reform

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May 17, 2019

Improving Medicare Low-Income Beneficiary Enrollment

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Apr 25, 2019

Elder Index Measure of Economic Security

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Sep 4, 2018

Joint Letter Opposing Proposals to Restrict Access to SNAP in House 2018 Farm Bill

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Apr 24, 2018

The Modernizing Medicare Plan Finder Report

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Anna Maria Chávez on Turning 65: Navigating Critical Decisions to Age Well

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Jun 1, 2016

Ending Stigma Around Receiving Benefits

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