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News

Comcast and AAPD to Increase Internet Access For Low-Income People With Disabilities

9/20/2019|  Story

On September 10, Comcast announced a series of initiatives designed to help address the digital divide for low-income Americans with disabilities through the Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Internet adoption program for low-income households.
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Combat Age Discrimination at Work: For Employees and Employers

9/19/2019|  Story

In the United States, people who are 40 and older are protected from workplace discrimination by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). So problem solved, right? Not so fast.
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Overseas Trolls Targeting Veterans on Social Media: Report

9/18/2019|  Story

Foreign agitators continue to target American veterans through a complex network of fraudulent social media pages mimicking well-known service groups and brands, officials from Vietnam Veterans of America warned in a new report released Tuesday.
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Genetic Testing Scam Preys on Seniors' Cancer Fears and May Be Costing Taxpayers Millions

9/17/2019|  Story

Genexe is part of an explosion of marketing companies hiring local recruiters to go anywhere seniors hang out. The cancer test may be the hook, but the real goal is to collect as many Medicare numbers as possible.
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Veterans Unemployment Up for the Fourth Month in a Row

9/16/2019|  Story

Veterans unemployment rose for the fourth consecutive month in August, and the jobless rate for younger veterans was higher than the national figure for the first time since January.
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Updates

NAELA Advocacy Alert - SSA POMS Update
9/19/2019  Newsletter
On June 25, 2019, SSA issued a new POMS on fee approvals, which in the examples provided by SSA, states that preparation/advising of certain trusts by attorneys for individuals who are now receiving, or may in the future receive SSI, requires fee app
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Social Security Celebrates 84th Anniversary
8/14/2019  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, workers with disabilities, and their families.
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NAELA Celebrates 2019 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/26/2019  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2019. Congress enacted the ADA “to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabi
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NAELA Applauds Sen. Casey for Bill to Protect Spouses of Individuals in Need of Home Care
7/1/2019  Press Release
Last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 2000, The Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverishment Act, to permanently extend the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections applies to home and community-based services (HCBS).
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NAELA Praises House Passage of Bill to Ensure Access to Home Care
6/19/2019  Press Release
The legislation extends, through March 2024, funds for the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP) and the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections will apply to home and community-based service (HCBS) waiver
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2019 NAELA Summit
11/14/2019 - 11/16/2019

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



Kevin Urbatsch, Esq., Pleasant Hill, Calif.

Volunteered on:
  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board, former Editor-in-Chief
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