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NAELA's public policy priorities for 2019.

Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers

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Veterans Pension Final Rule

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Welcome to NAELA Advocacy

NAELA provides its members’ subject-matter expertise to policymakers on issues confronting the elderly and persons with disabilities. Learn the latest from our Advocacy Update below. Questions? Contact NAELA Sr. Manager, Public Policy David Goldfarb.

Advocacy Updates

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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Updates to Section 1115 Waivers Webpage
8/15/2019  Announcement
On March 14, 2017 the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services signaled its intent to allow states to transform their Medicaid program using Section 1115 Waiver authority. This led to a wave of states seeking harmful restrictions by waiver.
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NAELA Praises House Passage of Bill to Ensure Access to Home Care
6/19/2019  Press Release
The legislation extends, through March 2024, funds for the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP) and the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections will apply to home and community-based service (HCBS) waiver
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NAELA Celebrates Extension of Protections for Spouses of Individuals with Disabilities
4/3/2019  Press Release
NAELA celebrates congressional passage of an extension of the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections applies to home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers until September 30, 2019.
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NAELA Praises Reps. For Introducing Bills to Keep Individuals with Disabilities at Home
2/26/2019  Press Release
NAELA praises Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Fred Upton (R-MI) for introducing yesterday two bills that help ensure that individuals with disabilities and frail seniors can receive care at home.
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Help Wanted: Stories on the Spousal Impoverishment Protections for HCBS
2/7/2019  Announcement
NAELA successfully advocated for a short-term extension of the guarantee that the Medicaid spousal impoverishment protections apply to home and community-based service waivers (HCBS).
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