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Education

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Advocacy

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

News

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

10/16/2017 |  Story

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced on October 13.
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Menopause May Trigger Alzheimer's Disease

10/13/2017 |  Story

A new study highlights the metabolic changes that occur in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women, suggesting that a loss of estrogen could make these women vulnerable to developing Alzheimer's disease.
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If You Expect to Get Social Security, This Is the One Thing to Do in the Aftermath of the Equifax Breach

10/12/2017 |  Story

The financial exploitation of seniors is already a problem. Now with the massive data breach by Equifax, it’s just one more thing to concern the elderly.
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Medicare Guide 2017: Check for Providers in "Narrow Networks"

10/11/2017 |  Story

The Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent health policy research center, found that more than 1 in 3 enrollees in private Medicare Advantage plans had access to "narrow networks" comprising less than 30 percent of the physicians and specialists in their areas.
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Buyer Beware: Long-Term Care Costs Are Surging

10/10/2017 |  Story

Long-term care costs are still rising and the most expensive option - a private nursing home room - may soon top $100,000 per year.
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Advocates Say Seniors With Obamacare Need More Time to Switch to Medicare

10/6/2017 |  Story

Many older Americans who have Affordable Care Act insurance policies are going to miss a Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in Medicare, and they need more time to make the change, advocates say.
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Updates

NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week
10/16/2017  Press Release
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 16-22, 2017.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October
9/29/2017  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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Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill
9/20/2017  Story
Last week, Congress introduced the Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill, which would essentially turn the ACA's insurance subsidies and tax credits as well as federal Medicaid funding into state block grants.
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Update on Hutson v. Mosier
9/19/2017  Story
With the help of NAELA members Molly M. Wood, Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP, and Craig C. Reaves, CELA, CAP, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) submitted an amicus brief in the case of Hutson v. Mosier, which involved the district court impositi
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Now Accepting 2018 Powley Award Nominations
9/14/2017  Announcement
The Powley Elder Law Award is presented annually to a NAELA member who is recognized in his or her community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elders and persons with special needs and of how Elder Law attorn
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Featured Events

Featured Content

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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