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.


These Annual Checkups Help Seniors Not Only Survive But Thrive

12/13/2017 |  Story

Bea Lipsky shuffled into her wellness coach’s office one morning this fall and parked her walker by the wall. Lipsky, 89, had had a trying year, enduring a hernia operation and two emergency room visits for heart problems. She’s losing her hearing, and recently gave up her dream of riding in a hot air balloon for her 90th birthday.
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School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights, Report Says

12/12/2017 |  Story

A new report from the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office says many of the nation's voucher programs — and the private schools that participate in them — aren't giving parents the information they need to make an informed choice, especially parents of kids with disabilities.
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Ryan Says Republicans to Target Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid Spending in 2018

12/11/2017 |  Story

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that congressional Republicans will aim next year to reduce spending on both federal health care and anti-poverty programs, citing the need to reduce America's deficit.
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Bill Would Make It Easier for Workers to Bring Age Discrimination Cases

12/8/2017 |  Story

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for older Americans to bring work-related age discrimination cases as the United States marks the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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National Long-Term Care Spending Hits All-Time High at $163 Billion

12/7/2017 |  Story

Americans spent nearly $163 billion on nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities in 2016, according to a new federal report.
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Join the NAELA Delegation to Canada
12/12/2017  Announcement
Research the rights, representation, and support for the aging population in Canada with fellow NAELA members from September 23-29, 2018.
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NAELA Fights to Save the Medical Expense Deduction
12/8/2017  Press Release
The Senate Republican tax bill keeps the medical expense tax deduction that helps millions of Americans with high medical costs. This deduction is especially important to people with disabilities and middle-income seniors.
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December 2017 Advocacy Update
NAELA Fights to Save the Medical Expense Deduction - At the end of September, Republicans outlined their tax reform proposal. It called for eliminating all itemized deductions except the mortgage interest and charity deductions.
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11/9/2017  Story
This week marks the official release of new data on nursing home staffing by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill
11/6/2017  Newsletter
By Lauren S. Marinaro, Esq., November 2017 / House Republicans have introduced their plan to reform the tax code. The legislation calls for ending the medical expense deduction (MED). NAELA anticipates this proposed change will cause major disruption
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Featured Events

Event Detail
2018 NAELA Annual Meeting
05/17/2018 - 05/19/2018

New Orleans, LA

Featured Content

Product Details
elearning Course: Traditional Medicaid Planning

This online, self-paced, bite-sized digital workshop covers the key components of how to help clients plan for traditional Medicaid Planning for a single persons. This NAELA E-learning combines articles, expert videos, quizes and further suggested reading material.

Featured Video: Meet NAELA President Hy Darling, CELA, CAP