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.


States May Now Broaden Mental Health Treatment Under Medicaid

11/15/2018|  Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday.
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7 Surprising Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

11/14/2018|  Story

Medicare pays for the bulk of medical expenses for individuals once they turn 65, but surprising gaps in coverage can wreak havoc with a retiree’s budget.
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What Does the Outcome of the Midterm Elections Mean for Medicaid Expansion?

11/13/2018|  Story

While not typically an election issue, Medicaid — particularly the Medicaid expansion created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — was an important issue in the 2018 midterm elections in a number of campaigns throughout the country.
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Fewer Veterans Were Homeless in 2018, After a Worrisome Rise Last Year

11/9/2018|  Story

The number of homeless veterans decreased by about 5 percent this year according to new estimates from federal researchers, an encouraging turnaround after disappointing results the year before.
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NIH to Fund National Data Collection on New Mothers With Disabilities

11/8/2018|  Story

The National Institutes of Health will fund the collection of information from women with disabilities who give birth in the United States to supplement the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAM).
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day
11/9/2018  Press Release
NAELA recognizes veterans not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year by assisting veterans and their families in obtaining their hard-earned public service benefits.
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New: Unique Travel Experience for NAELA Members
11/8/2018  Announcement
NAELA is excited to announce its newest member trip: "Law and Culture London/UK" on June 16-23, 2019.
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NAELA Announces 2018 Charles P. Sabatino Excellence in Public Policy Award Recipients
10/16/2018  Press Release
NAELA named René H. Reixach, Jr., and Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP, as the recipients of the 2018 Charles P. Sabatino Excellence in Public Policy Award for their outstanding achievement and dedication to litigation on behalf of older adults and persons
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week
10/12/2018  Press Release
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 15-21, 2018. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) celebrates this week by highlighting the importance of assisting clients and their families in meeting their retirement, long-term car
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NAELA Prepares for Major Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits
10/9/2018  Press Release
On September 18, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) issued major changes to its Veterans Pension, including “Aid and Attendance,” and other needs-based benefits. The rules go into effect on October 18, 2018.
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New VA Pension Benefit Rule

On October 18, the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) new rule related to net worth, asset transfers, and income exclusions for needs-based benefits goes into effect

Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

John R. Frazier, Largo, FL

Volunteered on:
  • Member of Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) - NAELA Florida Chapter
  • NAELA Practice Success Section
  • Client Protection Committee
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