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Paving the Way to
Stable Income

More than 20 million people age 50 and over do not have adequate income to meet their basic needs for food and housing. Many are looking for full-time work or part-time jobs, and have become part of the largest increase in long-term unemployment in history. These workers are mothers and fathers, daughters and sons; some care for elderly parents, some support children and grandchildren who have been cut adrift by unemployment themselves.

 

These struggling Americans have lost their foothold in the economy, and they want to get it back —they know it might not be easy, but with the right tools and resources they can regain control.

 

Our income work improves opportunities for these 50+ workers to earn, manage and protect their income as they age. By building awareness, supporting effective services, delivering new products and programs, and investing in community capacity, we work together with 50+ low-wage workers and their families to win back opportunity and get back on track. Read

Income
Resources

Use the navigational menu to learn more about the tools and resources that will help low-income Americans age 50 and over regain control of their financial stability.

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Programs & Services

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

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Finances 50+

This financial capability program is a collaboration between AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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Back to Work 50+

We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Read

Income in the
News

Are Boomers Confident About Retirement Saving? Survey Says No.

(Marketwatch, April 2) - A new survey by the Insured Retirement Institute notes a marked drop in the last two years in boomers' confidence that they are saving enough for retirement. Read

Older Americans Adding to Debt to Help Relatives

(Marketplace, March 27) - Recent studies indicate that 50+ Americans now carry more credit card debt than those under 50, the first time for such a swing. And a good portion of that debt comes from older Americans helping out struggling relatives. Read

Challenges Face Those Who Want to Continue Working

(Huffington Post, March 21) - In her most recent blog, Sara Rix, senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute, notes that although many older Americans want to keep working, challenges such as ill health, job loss and caregiving responsibilities often still stand in the way; however, ongoing improvements in employment options continue to make "working close to forever" highly appealing. Read