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AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) is an advocate in courts nationwide for the rights of people 50 and older, addressing diverse legal issues that affect their daily lives and assuring that they have a voice in the judicial system.


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Low-Income Benefits Team


  • Barbara Jones
  • Susan Ann Silverstein


The AFL Low Income Benefits Team works on cases that assist older people in obtaining the government benefits to which they are entitled. As such, the team has filed numerous amicus briefs in state and federal courts in a variety of benefit cases, including but not limited to Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, veterans benefits and foster care benefits (when the foster parent is a related grandparent or other relative).

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Find the most recent 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.

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