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.


Don't Ignore This Gap When Signing Up for Medicare

2/23/2018|  Story

If you recently signed up for Medicare and are considering a supplemental policy to reduce what you shell out for health care, don't dilly-dally.
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Do You Need to Pay Tax on Your Social Security Benefits?

2/22/2018|  Story

At the end of last year, nearly 67 million people collected a Social Security check.
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Dems Seek Reversal of Nursing Home Regulatory Rollback

2/21/2018|  Story

A group of Democratic senators want the Trump administration to reverse its steady rollback of regulations on nursing homes.
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Trump Officials Face Decision on Lifetime Limits for Medicaid

2/20/2018|  Story

The Trump administration is facing a crucial test of how much flexibility they are willing to give states to remake their Medicaid programs.
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At Some Veterans Homes, Aid-in-Dying Is Not an Option

2/16/2018|  Story

California voters passed a law two years ago that allows terminally ill people to take lethal drugs to end their lives, but controversy is growing over a newer rule that effectively bans that option in the state’s eight veterans homes.
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NAELA Warns House on Vote to Undermine Civil Rights of People with Disabilities
2/13/2018  Press Release
The House will vote Thursday on H.R. 620, a shameful roll-back of the right of people with disabilities to access public places.
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January 2018 Advocacy Update
1/26/2018  Newsletter
2017: What Happened? - Last year brought a range of threats from a proposed $1 trillion cut to Medicaid to elimination of the Medical Expense Deduction.
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NAELA Advocacy Alert: Medical Deduction Saved
12/18/2017  Story
On Friday, Republicans released their final tax bill.
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Join the NAELA Delegation to Canada
12/12/2017  Announcement
Research the rights, representation, and support for the aging population in Canada with fellow NAELA members from September 23-29, 2018.
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NAELA Fights to Save the Medical Expense Deduction
12/8/2017  Press Release
The Senate Republican tax bill keeps the medical expense tax deduction that helps millions of Americans with high medical costs. This deduction is especially important to people with disabilities and middle-income seniors.
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eLearning Course: Understanding Diminished Capacity

This course explores the topic area of diminished capacity. It is intended to assist in accessing capacity when using the APA Handbook for Attorneys and the accompanying Capacity Worksheet for Lawyers. In addition to the associated reference-based resources, the interactive format includes video instruction and analysis from NAELA members Roberta Flowers and Edwin Boyer, as well as simulated consultation for review.