NAELA New York Chapter


New York NAELA is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

NAELA Updates

NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month in October

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. Read More

NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2019

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. Read More

NAELA Advocacy Alert - SSA POMS Update

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 Read More

Social Security Celebrates 84th Anniversary

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. Read More

NAELA Celebrates 2019 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

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 Read More

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Shana Siegel, CELA

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Shana Siegel, CELA

At Norris McLaughlin Elder Law Group, we help clients live the life they want to live and pass their assets according to their wishes. Our elder law and special needs group employs a life care planning model which is an inter-disciplinary approach focusing on maintaining client's independence, advocating for quality of care, preserving assets and ensuring assets are properly managed.
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Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, Fellow, CAP

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Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, Fellow, CAP

Elder Law Associates PA is a boutique elder law firm practicing exclusively in Medicaid and long-term care planning including long term care insurance, Medicaid applications, home and community-based Medicaid waiver services, diversion program benefits, nursing home benefits, spousal refusal applications, Medicaid fair hearings and appeals; nursing home and assisted living facility residents’ rights litigation; asset preservation planning, includ...
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