AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults in the nation’s courts, advocating to help older people stay connected to their communities and tear down barriers to economic and social stability.
The Foundation team covers a broad range of issues, from fair housing and age discrimination to consumer fraud, employment benefits, pension rights and more. Their primary mission is to ensure that older adults have a voice and proper representation in the legal system.
AARP Foundation attorneys participate both in litigation cases, directly representing clients in individual and class-action cases, and by filing amicus, or friend-of-the-court, briefs.
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Attorneys with AARP Foundation have expertise spanning many specific areas of federal and state law. Please view cases from the current and prior two years in the following categories:
Age Discrimination in Employment
In vigorous defense of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), AARP Foundation attorneys defend the rights of older adults in cases involving hiring and promotions; training and opportunities; reductions in force (layoffs); employee health and welfare benefits; and pension benefits and rights.
AARP Foundation attorneys have advocated to keep older people connected with their loved ones and combat the consequences of social isolation. Among the issues addressed is stopping the use of chemical restraints with nursing facility residents who have dementia.
Housing and Livable Communities
AARP Foundation attorneys have been fighting for the right of older adults to stay in their homes as they age and promoting fair housing, preserving each person’s dignity and independence so that they can live the lives they choose in their own communities.
Low-income Benefits, Consumer Protection and Health
AARP Foundation attorneys participate in a diverse array of cases, including situations involving Social Security, Medicare and SNAP benefits; disability issues; predatory financial practices and debt collection; unfair utility practices; and prescription drug costs, in-home care, nursing facility care and liability.
AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator.
Eighty-one cents of every dollar we spend goes toward programs and services that help low-income older adults. We have met every one of the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.