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Medicare Patients Win the Right to Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

1/28/22 |  Story

A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Connecticut has likely ended an 11-year fight against a frustrating and confusing rule that left hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries without coverage for nursing home care, and no way to challenge a denial.
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Anticipating Boom of Aging Veterans, VA to Expand Care, Services for the Elderly

1/27/22 |  Story

The VA is planning to expand several programs that allow senior veterans to age in their homes or live in home-like settings as alternatives to elder care facilities.
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FDA Fast-Tracks Device to Assess Autism Risk Using Hair

1/26/22 |  Story

The FDA has given “breakthrough” status to a device known as StrandDx, which looks for molecular biomarkers in a strand of hair to evaluate how likely it is that a child is on the spectrum.
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What To Expect From Social Security in 2022

1/24/22 |  Story

Social Security has been around since 1935, but there are still changes to the program every year.
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SSA Reaches Deal to Resume Some In-person Disability Claims Hearings Starting in May

1/20/22 |  Story

The Social Security Administration plans to resume some in-person disability claims hearings this spring, after holding remote hearings for nearly two years.
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Raising Awareness About Disability Amid Pandemic

1/19/22 |  Story

First-year Melissa Shang helped form group at Harvard that pushes for education, representation, accessibility
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Names C. Grace Whiting, J.D., as Incoming Executive Director

1/3/2022  Press Release
Leading national association of elder law and special needs law attorneys anticipates expanded need for legal services as America ages
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day 2021

11/10/2021  Press Release
Association of Attorneys Serving Older Americans and People with Disabilities Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Week 2021

10/20/2021  Press Release
More than half of Americans, an estimated 56 percent, do not have an estate plan in place, making estate planning a critically overlooked component of financial wellness. This creates hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be diminished by advanc
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NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month

10/7/2021  Press Release
Attorneys Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities Honor Long-Term Care Residents
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NAELA Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/4/2021  Press Release
Nationwide Campaign Takes Place in October
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Reference tool for use in cross-border Medicaid planning for attorney clients with interests in multiple states

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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