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California seniors need twice the federal poverty level to meet basic needs, report says

Posted By Dan On September 14, 2010 @ 1:12 pm In California Health Report | No Comments

California’s elder residents need far more money for basic needs than the federal poverty index suggests, according to new research from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The center’s “Elder Index” shows that both singles and couples age 65 and older who rent or have a mortgage need more than twice the amount established by the federal poverty guidelines to meet basic living expenses. See the full report, with county by county figures, here. [1]

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[11] Report: Recession Over But Poverty, Health Issues Worsen: http://www.healthycal.org/archives/15509

[12] Nearly one in four California children in poverty, Census Bureau says: http://www.healthycal.org/archives/9716

[13] Women most vulnerable to poverty in retirement: http://www.healthycal.org/archives/7216

[14] 15 percent living in poverty in California: http://www.healthycal.org/archives/6745

[15] Basic costs in California: $75,000 for a family of four: http://www.healthycal.org/archives/1864

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