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Income for elderly falls short, study finds

Massachusetts seniors face largest gap in US

The elderly in Massachusetts struggle with the nation’s largest shortfall between income and costs, with the age group’s median income covering only about 60 percent of basic living expenses here, according to a study to be released today.

The study, a joint project of advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women and University of Massachusetts Boston, compared income and expenses for the elderly in all 50 states and found that income in all cases fell short of basic expenses. The largest gaps occurred in the Northeast, where living costs are among the highest in the nation. Five of the six New England states were represented in the top 10.

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