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.

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Study Calls for Strengthening Age Discrimination Laws

4/16/21|  Story

A study done for the Brookings Institution calls for strengthening age discrimination laws in light of the trend toward longer working careers, an issue it said is especially important for older workers who work—or want to—in a “bridge” type job between retiring from their main occupation and fully retiring.
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Biden Calls for Major Boost to Disability Services

4/15/21|  Story

Alongside funding for bridges and roads, President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes a massive investment in home- and community-based services for people with disabilities.
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Resources for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease

4/12/21|  Story

April is Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Awareness Month. Parkinson’s Disease is a service-connected diagnosis related to Agent Orange and Camp Lejeune.
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Have vaccine, will travel: Retirees hitting the road should check their Medicare coverage first

4/8/21|  Story

Generally speaking, Medicare doesn’t cover medical care you receive outside the U.S. and its territories.
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Biden Tax Plan May Lead to More Roth Retirement Accounts

4/7/21|  Story

Biden’s tax plan may make Roth 401(k), IRA and other retirement accounts more attractive than traditional, pre-tax accounts, especially for the rich.
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Issue Brief on Medicaid Estate Recovery
4/12/2021  Announcement
NAELA, along with Justice and Aging and other advocacy organizations, has published an issue brief on the Medicaid estate recovery program.
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NAELA Supports National Financial Literacy Month This April
4/2/2021  Press Release
National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of financial literacy and establishing healthy financial habits and goals.
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NAELA Celebrates 14th Annual World Autism Awareness Day
3/30/2021  Press Release
NAELA joins Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2021.
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NAELA Celebrates Passage of American Rescue Plan Act
3/22/2021  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the passage of the latest COVID-19 relief package, "The American Rescue Plan Act," that was signed by President Biden on Thursday, March 11.
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NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2021
3/2/2021  Press Release
Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and their partners work together to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to for
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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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