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

Americans Now Spend Twice as Much on Health Care as They Did in the 1980s

10/21/2019|  Story

The average American household spent almost $5,000 per person on health care last year. That’s a 100 percent increase from the roughly $2,500 per person that Americans spent about 34 years ago.
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The 2020 Medicare Plans With 5 Stars

10/18/2019|  Story

CMS ranks Medicare Advantage and Part D plans on a quality scale of one to five stars, with five representing excellent performance and one reflecting poor performance.
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Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020

10/17/2019|  Story

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020.
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Elder Financial Abuse Is a Multibillion-Dollar Problem

10/16/2019|  Story

Seniors scammed by strangers lost an average of $17,000, while those who were ripped off by someone they know lost an average of $50,200, the bureau found. On the upside, there are ways to protect yourself, or someone you love, from financial abuse with a series of checks and balances, according to Jennifer VanderVeen, President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 
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Updates

NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month in October
10/11/2019  Press Release
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care designated October as Residents’ Rights Month to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2019
10/2/2019  Press Release
NAELA established October as National Special Needs Law Month as a grassroots effort to help people with disabilities and their families understand special needs planning and the resources available to them.
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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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Featured Events

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2019 NAELA Summit
11/14/2019 - 11/16/2019

Washington, DC
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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. 



Jennifer Balmos, Bartonville, Tex.

Volunteered on:
  • Texas NAELA Chapter
  • NAELA News Editorial Board
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