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VA Expands Virtual Services to Support Veterans Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

3/31/20|  Story

Veterans continue to receive benefits and services after VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) temporarily closed its 56 regional offices to the public March 19 in response to COVID-19. 
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People With Disabilities Say Rationing Care Policies Violate Civil Rights

3/31/20|  Story

People with disabilities are asking the federal government to stop what they say are policies by states and hospitals that will ration care — and deny them treatment for the coronavirus. 
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Coronavirus Relief Bill Contains Nearly $20 Billion for Veterans

3/30/20|  Story

The massive $330 billion coronavirus relief bill expected to be approved Wednesday by the Senate contains $19.57 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans are receiving the care they need during the current pandemic. 
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Parents of Students With Special Needs Face Acute Challenges

3/27/20|  Story

Before the pandemic, most school districts placed students with special needs on an individual education program, or IEP. 
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Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved State Actions to Address COVID-19

3/26/20|  Story

This page aggregates tracking information on approved Medicaid emergency authorities to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency. We currently include details on Section 1135 waivers and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies, but will update soon to add additional emergency authorities. 
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Practice Management During an Emergency
3/26/2020  News Article
Read this NAELA News article along with the latest COVID-19 updates.
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NAELA Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash. Is Cancelled
3/25/2020  News Article
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the NAELA Annual Conference scheduled for late April in Seattle, Washington, is cancelled.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2020 National Writing Award
3/12/2020  Press Release
University of Richmond School of Law Professor and Former Students Receive John J. Regan Writing Award
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NAELA Supports SSA National Slam the Scam Day
3/2/2020  Press Release
NAELA supports the Social Security Administration’s National “Slam the Scam Day” on March 5, 2020, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams across the country.
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NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2020
2/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March.
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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. 

Lori Weems Evers, Shalimar, FL

  • NAELA Journal Editorial Board
  • AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys)
"I feel like I’m contributing to the profession, but I’m receiving much more. I wanted to become part of the committees that provide so much richness to the profession. My experience as a NAELA volunteer has only been a joy."
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