National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Join Us on Google+ Follow Us On Twitter Like Us On Facebook



We're steadily creating a resource center that will provide resources across a variety of LGBT aging topics. Tell us what you'd like to see and sign up for updates.

Register Now

LGBT Older Adults and Pensions

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

Download PDF
Reprint
Permission Form



LGBT older adults are often denied pension plan options that provide financial protections for a surviving partner - even though LGBT employees earn their pensions through the same hard work and financial contributions as their heterosexual counterparts. The lack of pension income can devastate a surviving partner in the event of a death, especially given that LGBT elders are poorer and less financially secure than American elders as a whole. Even when both partners are healthy, LGBT older adults are denied the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a surviving partner will receive an adequate living income upon the death of the pension holder. One of eleven issue briefs based on the SAGE/MAP report Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults.


Add a Comment

Your Name (will be public)

Your Email (will be private)

Your Comment (subject to review before posting)

Enter the Letters Above

Find resources in your area

Links to sites that help you find aging sources accross the country

Resources in Your Area
Advanced Search
Related Resource

MOCHA

MOCHA strengthens communities of color and their families, as they define them, by providing supportive environments.They seek to promote health and wellness through advocacy, education, prevention, service and community development specializing in LGBTQ programming. MORE >


See more: Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults