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Many seniors find themselves struggling with the costs of basic day-to-day necessities in retirement. When you’re living on a fixed income, it can be challenging to keep up with the rising costs of food, housing, medical care and other regular expenses.
According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, 4.9 million seniors lived in poverty in 2019. But even seniors who aren’t officially in poverty may have trouble making ends meet. The National Council on Aging, an advocacy group for seniors, notes that more than 15 million seniors — about one-third of older Americans — are economically insecure.
Many resources are available to help seniors live comfortably during their golden years. This guide introduces the state and federal government programs that could provide the support you need.
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