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AFL Impact Area Legal Initiatives


AARP Foundation’s Litigation (AFL) team works to improve and ensure the ability to earn an income free from discrimination due to age or disability, to manage income dispersal challenged by predatory pricing in housing and consumer products, including high cost prescriptions and healthcare costs; to protect benefits including pensions, 401(k) plans, and various health, life and disability insurance plans; to address investor concerns including market pricing manipulation, and to assist in building a safety net through access to low-income benefits. 

These various legal initiatives help pave the way to a stable income.

AFL endeavors to ensure a supply of safe, affordable and accessible housing and livable communities by challenging reductions in supply or restrictions affecting access, frequently addressing rules unfairly applied. Health advocacy through AFL pursues provision of services in the most integrated community setting, increasing use of home and community-based services over institutional settings. 

AFL champions solutions in housing.

The litigation team seeks to dispel isolation and build social connections through various health and housing initiatives, as well as other venues including support assuring a voice in the judicial system, and by and through maintaining intergenerational bonds. 

AARP Foundation Litigation recognizes that their efforts to reconnect people to family and community help to break down the walls of isolation

In addition to extensive initiatives in income, AFL has filed numerous briefs in support of low-income benefits. 

The litigation group recognizes the challenges incurred by those seniors facing hunger.

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Find cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases. The cases within the drop-down categories below are in alphabetical order for ease of searching.

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Legal Advocacy

Our legal advocacy initiatives  - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect nearly 20 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four impact areas: Tackling Senior Hunger, Paving the Way to Stable Income, assuring the adequacy and availability of Safe and Afffordable Housing and Reconnecting People to Families and Communities, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.