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.


Column: Big Social Security COLA Will Be Offset By Medicare Premiums

6/23/2017 |  Story

Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 - but don’t break out the champagne just yet. For many, higher Medicare premiums will take a big bite out of their raise.
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If You Need Long-Term Care, It Matters Where You Live

6/22/2017 |  Story

If you or a loved one needs long-term care, where you live matters … a lot. A new report by AARP shows wide variation in the quality of supports and services among states—whether delivered at home or in a nursing facility.
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IRS Ruling Helps Surviving Spouses Who Face Estate Tax Trap

6/21/2017 |  Story

The Internal Revenue Service has issued another round of relief for executors who mistakenly fail to file an estate tax return to elect portability, the arcane provision that lets spouses double the amount they can leave to heirs estate-tax-free to nearly $11 million.
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Congress Passes Long-Awaited Veterans Affairs Accountability Act

6/20/2017 |  Story

Congress approved long-sought legislation Tuesday to make firing employees easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs, part of an effort urged by President Trump to fix a struggling agency serving millions of veterans.
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NAELA President’s Statement on Senate Health Care Reform Legislation
6/23/2017  Press Release
NAELA President Hy Darling, CELA, CAP, released the following statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, today.
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NAELA Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
6/14/2017  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017.
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June 2017 Advocacy Update
6/1/2017  Newsletter
Amended American Health Care Act Passes House - The House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act on May 4, 2017.
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Daley and Nadeau Decisions
5/31/2017  Story
Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that the home property and the remainder interest held in Medicaid applicants' irrevocable income-only trusts were not available assets even though the applicants retained the right to use the houses during t
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NAELA Aspirational Standards
5/24/2017  Story
The second edition of the NAELA Aspirational Standards was unanimously approved by the NAELA Board of Directors on April 26, 2017.
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New NAELA Video Series


This video series is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families and showcases how elder law and special needs planning attorneys can help. Members can use these videos on their websites and at presentations.

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Asset Protection Planning for Blended Families

In the blended family context, many of the elder law attorney's common asset protection planning techniques have the potential to cause disruption and damage to delicate family relationships if not employed with care. Based on the NAELA Journal article Asset Protection Planning for Blended Families, By Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA, and Jonathan G. Blattmachr. This recording is free for members.