Resource Links

American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Law & Aging
The mission of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders.

Administration on Aging (AoA) 
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. (CMA)
CMA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and necessary health care.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
This U.S. federal agency administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This U.S. government agency is responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
This association is dedicated to advancing professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) 
NELF provides the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) certification program.

National Guardianship Association (NGA)
NGA is dedicated to advancing the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.

National Institute on Aging
This government agency provides information on research and practical resources for the aging population.

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)
NSCLC advocates nationwide on behalf of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities. It provides litigation assistance, research and consulting support, national policy representation, training, manuals, and periodicals. 

Social Security Administration
Social Security resources are available in English and Spanish, including recent legislation, the Social Security Handbook, links to federal regulations, and information on legal employment with the Administration.

Social Security Disability Claims 
This site provides a large amount of information and access to immediate claim representation for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability claims.