Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.
Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.
Federal and state programs help many older people with low incomes. These programs provide access to vital services like income support and health care.
Two federal programs help states provide a broad range of social services important to older adults.
The right to vote is a fundamental human right. Free and fair elections are essential to democracy.
In 2018, nearly 10 million adults age 50 and older lacked consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life due to inadequate financial resources.
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U.S. House members and state representatives are elected by district.
The landscape of campaign finance has changed dramatically in the past decade.
The federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly cash benefits to people age 65 and older with very low income and assets, individuals who are blind,