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News

Veterans Disability Claims Backlog Expected to Grow in Coming Months

9/17/21|  Story

The backlog — defined as the number of first-time disability and pension claims that have been awaiting decisions for more than four months — topped 215,000 this week, up 16 percent since July and nearly triple what it was in early 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic in America.
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Choosing the Right Long-Term Care Facility

9/16/21|  Story

Research location, staffing, cleanliness protocols and much more.
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The DOJ Says a Data Mining Company Fabricated Medical Diagnoses to Make Money

9/15/21|  Story

The Justice Department has accused an upstate New York health insurance plan for seniors, along with a medical analytics company the insurer is affiliated with, of cheating the government out of tens of millions of dollars.
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Long-Term Care Seeks Visa Prioritization for 'Desperately Needed' Workers

9/14/21|  Story

Senior living and skilled nursing provider organizations joined forces to ask the State Department to prioritize foreign-trained nurse and health care worker immigrant visas to help address the industry's staffing crisis.
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Are Social Security benefit cuts a real possibility? What to know, and how best to plan for it

9/9/21|  Story

Social Security’s trustees issued another somber annual report on Aug. 31 that, as in previous years, warned of the pending depletion of reserves.
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Updates

Social Security Celebrates 86th Anniversary

8/12/2021  Press Release
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired. Today, Social Security provides benefits to millions of retirees, people with disabilities, and their families.
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Now Accepting Powley Elder Law Award Nominations

8/8/2021  
Nomination deadline: May 28, 2021
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NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary 2021

7/29/2021  Press Release
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, he stated, “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings they have so ca
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NAELA Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary 2021

7/20/2021  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
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The Better Care Better Jobs Act Would Transform Long-Term Care for the Better

6/30/2021  Press Release
Last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act, which would vastly expand Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The legislation forms the basis of President Biden’s $400 billion
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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. 



Tiffanny Sievers, Esq., Marion, Illinois

  • NAELA State Advocacy Committee (Illinois Ambassador)
  • Illinois NAELA Chapter Board
  • Past President — Illinois NAELA Chapter
  • Deficit Reduction Act Committee Chair — Illinois NAELA Chapter
  • Illinois NAELA Legislative Committee
  • Illinois NAELA Task Force Co-Chair for Committee Against Administrative Hearing Changes
  • Past speaker at Illinois NAELA UnProgram and national conferences
  • Co-Chair of the NAELA New/Transitioning Attorneys Section
“Being a committee member made me more successful, more mentally stable, and is something I would encourage anyone who practices elder law to do and meet new people at national conferences.”

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