NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.


NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.


NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.


Older Adults Rank Home as No. 1 for Long-Term Care, but Assisted Living Is No. 2

11/14/2019|  Story

Approximately three-fourths of adults aged 50 or more years said they would prefer to receive long-term care at home, but almost one-fifth said they would prefer an assisted living facility in newly released research by the Nationwide Retirement Institute.
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1 in 2 Seriously Ill Medicare Enrollees Struggles With Bills

11/13/2019|  Story

More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.
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Return to Sender? Just One Missed Letter Can Be Enough to End Medicaid Benefits

11/8/2019|  Story

Medicaid, food stamps and other public benefit programs have avoided the march toward digital communication and continue to operate largely in a paper-based world.
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IRS Announces Higher 2020 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits for 401(k)s and More

11/7/2019|  Story

How much can you save for retirement in 2020?
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21 States With a Higher Social Security Benefit Than the National Average

11/6/2019|  Story

The average retired worker should receive $1,479 in December from Social Security. But the typical retiree in these states nets an even beefier average benefit.
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Upcoming National Law Conference Focuses on Seniors and People with Special Needs - 2019 Summit
11/11/2019  Press Release
The NAELA Summit will be held November 14-16, 2019, at the Capitol Hilton. Hosted by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), this event for elder and special needs law attorneys will engage attendees beyond a lecture by offering discussi
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day
11/7/2019  Press Release
Association for Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service
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NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month in October
10/11/2019  Press Release
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care designated October as Residents’ Rights Month to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2019
10/2/2019  Press Release
NAELA established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand special needs planning and the resources available to them.
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NAELA Advocacy Alert - SSA POMS Update
9/19/2019  Newsletter
On June 25, 2019, SSA issued a new POMS on fee approvals, which in the examples provided by SSA, states that preparation/advising of certain trusts by attorneys for individuals who are now receiving, or may in the future receive SSI, requires fee app
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Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Jerold Rothkoff, Cherry Hill, N.J.

  • Past featured member in NAELA News
  • New Jersey NAELA Chapter member
  • Pennsylvania NAELA Chapter member
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