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Another Tool for Advocacy on Behalf of Low-Income Seniors

By Daniel B. Kohrman

Census data show a link between age and disability. Older people and people with disabilities often face similar challenges in the workplace, housing, transportation, and health care. As the U.S. population grays, these challenges will increase in prominence. Experience shows that disability law may be an effective tool with which to combat discrimination against older persons. Advocates for seniors may find in disability law new ideas and answers to long-standing advocacy challenges.

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