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.


Investigators Find $53 Million in Improper Medical Bills for Veterans

8/16/2019|  Story

Lawmakers are demanding answers from Veterans Affairs officials after a new investigation found more than $53 million in emergency room costs for veterans improperly rejected by department officials.
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This is the exact age workers think they’ll experience age discrimination

8/15/2019|  Story

One in five of U.S. workers age 40 and older have experienced age discrimination in the workplace, according to the 2019 Ageism in the Workplace Study, published by Hiscox, the international specialist insurer.
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Uber Taps Lucrative Medicare Business With Logistics Deal

8/14/2019|  Story

Uber has signed a contract with a key medical transportation company that has relationships with some of the nation’s biggest health insurers.
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A Look at Recent Proposals to Control Drug Spending by Medicare and its Beneficiaries

8/13/2019|  Story

The affordability of prescription drugs is a pressing concern for many Americans, with broad agreement across the political spectrum that lowering prescription drug costs should be a top priority for Congress.
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More Vets Will be Headed to Nursing Homes, and VA May Not Be Ready: Report

8/12/2019|  Story

Although the number of veterans in nursing homes is expected to rise 16% between 2017 and 2022 as veterans who served in Vietnam continue to age, the VA may not be prepared to handle the increase, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
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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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NAELA Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019
6/14/2019  Press Release
Attorneys for Older Americans and People with Special Needs Join Efforts to Prevent Elder Abuse
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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. 

Wesley E. Wright, CELA, Bellaire, Tex.

Volunteered on:
  • NAELA 2019 Annual Conference Planning Committee, Chair
  • Former NAELA Texas Chapter President
  • Past member of NAELA Board of Directors

"I am a proponent of elder law attorneys getting out of their hometowns and cities and going to national NAELA conferences and meeting attorneys from around the country. The collegiality one can experience with other NAELA members from other locales is unlike anything I've ever experienced in my legal career."

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