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.
PovertyThe federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific thresholds.
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 federal Supplemental Security IncomeThe SSI program was designed to
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