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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

How to Create a Disability-Friendly Workplace

3/1/21|  Story

Over the past year, the topic of inclusive workplaces has been heavily debated and become a high priority for employers across all industries.
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Applications for Aid Program Helping Seniors and People With Disabilities Plunges

2/25/21|  Story

The number of applicants for Supplemental Security Income, a federal program for people in dire financial situations, has plummeted.
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A $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits by About $5,000 a Year

2/24/21|  Story

Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets.
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When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers And Benefits

2/23/21|  Story

Jodee Pineau-Chaisson is a so-called long-hauler. These are people who survive COVID-19 but have symptoms — sometimes debilitating symptoms — many months later. As scientists scramble to explain what is going on and figure out how to help, disability advocates are also scrambling: They are trying to figure out whether long-haulers will qualify for disability benefits.
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People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Often Overlooked in Pandemic Response

2/22/21|  Story

Early studies have shown that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a higher likelihood of dying from the virus than those without disabilities, likely because of a higher prevalence of preexisting conditions.
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Coronavirus Relief Plan Includes Billions in New Funds for Veterans Programs

2/19/21|  Story

The $1.9 trillion proposal, dubbed the American Rescue Plan, includes provisions to plus-up unemployment assistance to individuals who lost their jobs because of the pandemic, new payouts up to $1,400 to American families to offset financial hardships, and an increase in child care and child tax credits.
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Updates

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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NAELA Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week 2021
3/1/2021  Press Release
Hosted by Federal Trade Commission February 28 – March 6, 2021
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NAELA to Host Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Conference Online
2/22/2021  Press Release
NAELA will host the NAELA Annual Conference from March 24-26, 2021, online.
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NAELA Attorney Receives 2021 Theresa Award
2/10/2021  Press Release
NAELA is pleased to announce that Annette M. Hines (Framingham, Mass.) was named the 2021 recipient of the Theresa Award.
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NAELA Celebrates Passage of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package
1/15/2021  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) praises the U.S. Senate for passage of the latest COVID-19 relief package. The relief package will aid in three of NAELA’s top public policy priorities for 2021.
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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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