Community

NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.

Education

NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.

Advocacy

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

News

Clinics Struggle to Resolve Fears Over Medicaid Sign-Ups and Green Cards

1/23/2019|  Story

Last September, the Trump administration unveiled a controversial proposal — a policy that, if implemented, could jeopardize the legal status of many immigrants who sign up for some government-funded programs, including Medicaid.
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Apple Is in Talks with Private Medicare Plans About Bringing Its Watch to At-Risk Seniors

1/18/2019|  Story

Apple has been in talks with at least three private Medicare plans about subsidizing the Apple Watch for people over 65 to use as a health tracker, according to people familiar with the discussions.
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Feds Weigh Changes to Work Rules For People With Disabilities

1/17/2019|  Story

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.
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Will the Government Shutdown Delay My Social Security Benefits?

1/16/2019|  Story

Offices remain open and monthly Social Security checks will go out on time despite the partial shutdown.
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The Anti-Alzheimer's BOLD Act Isn't. But It Could Be A Step In The Right Direction.

1/15/2019|  Story

Last week, President Trump signed into law the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, a measure aimed at building a public health model to fight Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
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Updates

New Maine Governor Rejects 1115 Waiver
1/23/2019  Announcement
Yesterday, Maine's new Governor, Janet Mills, informed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that Maine would not move forward with its 1115 Medicaid waiver.
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NAELA Celebrates Success in CTNAELA, et. al. v. Bremby
1/14/2019  Press Release
In August 2017, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Connecticut Chapter requested a grant as it sought injunctive and declaratory relief against the Connecticut Department of Social Services for failing to make available to the public
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NAELA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of UN Human Rights Day
12/10/2018  Press Release
December 10, 2018, will mark 70 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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NAELA Celebrates Favorable Result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust
12/5/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrated a favorable result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust, which involves the nursing home residents’ right to retain their home as “homestead” property after entering a nursing home.
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Update on Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services
12/5/2018  News Story
In February 2018, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) filed an amicus brief in Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services arguing that funding a d-4-C trust by an individual over age 64 was governed by the Medicaid trust statute, 42 U.S.C. § 139
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New VA Pension Benefit Rule

On October 18, the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) new rule related to net worth, asset transfers, and income exclusions for needs-based benefits goes into effect

Featured Member Volunteer



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


Charles P. Golbert, Chicago, Ill.

Volunteered on:
  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board, Former Editor-in-Chief
  • Co-Recipient of 2010 NAELA John J. Regan Writing Award
  • Former NAELA Co-Representative for National Guardianship Network
"Committee work with NAELA has been a rewarding way to give a little back to the profession. I’ve not only tremendously enjoyed my work with NAELA, but it has enriched my practice. NAELA has helped me stay on the cutting edge. Moreover, through my work with NAELA, I’ve gotten to know a national network of top lawyers with whom I have been able to consult on a variety of issues. I’ve also made friends for life."

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