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.


On a Fixed Income? Here Are the Best Places in Every State to Live in Retirement

5/24/2018|  Story

Personal finance website compiled a list of the best place in each U.S. state for retired workers to live.
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What Does A Pensionless Future Mean For Age Discrimination?

5/23/2018|  Story

Not long ago, Pro Publica reported on the extensive age discrimination that seemed to be (that is, without legal determination of such) taking place at IBM in the course of their Reduction in Force exercise.
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Check Out How Much Medicare Spends on Drugs

5/22/2018|  Story

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spent $174 billion on prescription medications in 2016, or 23% of its total budget, the agency reported Tuesday. That's up from $109 billion, or 17% of the budget, in 2012.
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Senators, Watchdog Hit Social Security Over Closed Offices and Poor Service

5/17/2018|  Story

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is getting heat from inside and outside the agency stemming from scores of field-office closures and poor customer service.
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Why Can't Medicare Patients Use Drugmakers' Discount Coupons?

5/16/2018|  Story

One reader suspects a double standard — how come people with private health insurance are allowed to use a manufacturer's discount coupon for medicine, but Medicare patients can't?
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NAELA Joins Aging Advocates Urging CMS to Deny Arizona’s Harmful Request to End Prior Quarter Covera
5/23/2018  Press Release
Yesterday, NAELA together with other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), submitted a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Arizona’s proposed Section 1115 waiver of Medicaid prior quar
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2018 National Writing Award
5/18/2018  Press Release
NAELA proudly announced that Marielle F. Hazen, CELA (Harrisburg, Penn.) and Shirley Berger Whitenack, CAP, NAELA Fellow (Florham Park, N.J.) received the award for their article, “The Fiduciary Pitfalls of Managing Special Needs Trusts That Own Real
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Attorney Receives 2018 National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law
5/15/2018  Press Release
NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Powley Elder Law Award: Debra Rahmin Silberstein, of Andover, Mass.
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NAELA to Host 2018 Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Conference
4/30/2018  Press Release
Conference for Attorneys and Other Legal Professionals to Explore and Discuss Issues Affecting the Older Americans and People with Disabilities
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Stewart, et al. v Azar
4/9/2018  News Story
Amici Curiae of NAELA, AARP, AARP Foundation, Justice in Aging, and Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
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eLearning Course: Understanding Diminished Capacity

This course explores the topic area of diminished capacity. It is intended to assist in accessing capacity when using the APA Handbook for Attorneys and the accompanying Capacity Worksheet for Lawyers. In addition to the associated reference-based resources, the interactive format includes video instruction and analysis from NAELA members Roberta Flowers and Edwin Boyer, as well as simulated consultation for review.

Featured Member Volunteer

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


Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss, Morristown, NJ

Volunteers on:
  • Tax Section Steering Committee
"Joining a committee helped me become more knowledgeable about different NAELA activities through the assistance of staff at NAELA headquarters. I'm learning more about how the organization works overall while also getting to know other attorneys who I wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to connect with in a smaller forum."

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