Community

NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.

Education

NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.

Advocacy

NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.

News

Record Number of U.S. Senators Sign Letter Supporting Medicare Advantage

01/26/2017  Story

A record 65 United States Senators took a stand yesterday to protect seniors with Medicare Advantage (MA).
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Trump Medicare Promise Causes Heartburn for GOP

01/11/2017  Story

Time and again on the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to his supporters that he wouldn’t gut Medicare as president. Trump’s incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, doubled down on that position over the weekend, insisting that his boss wouldn’t “meddle” with Medicare or Social Security. But a week before Trump’s inauguration, that campaign promise is already encountering fierce resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control of Their Care

01/9/2017  Story

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.
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Early Alzheimer’s Gene Spells Tragedy For Patients, Opportunity For Science

01/10/2017  Story

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes.
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Updates

Upcoming National Law Conference Focuses on Seniors and People with Special Needs - 2019 Summit
11/11/2019  Press Release
The NAELA Summit will be held November 14-16, 2019, at the Capitol Hilton. Hosted by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), this event for elder and special needs law attorneys will engage attendees beyond a lecture by offering discussi
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day
11/7/2019  Press Release
Association for Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service
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NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month in October
10/11/2019  Press Release
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.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October 2019
10/2/2019  Press Release
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.
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NAELA Advocacy Alert - SSA POMS Update
9/19/2019  Newsletter
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
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