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2018 Priorities

NAELA's public policy priorities for 2018.

Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers

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Veterans Pension Final Rule

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NAELA Litigation Data Bank

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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 Fights to Extend Spousal Protections for HCBS
12/7/2018  Announcement
NAELA continues to advocate for an extension to the requirement that states must apply Medicaid's spousal impoverishment protections to home and community-based services.
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NAELA Celebrates Favorable Result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust
12/6/2018  Announcement
NAELA celebrated a favorable result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust, which involves the nursing home residents' right to retain their home as "homestead" property after entering a nursing home.
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Good News for People With Special Needs
12/5/2018  Announcement
The California Supreme Court has depublished the Scott v. McDonald opinion by order dated November 28, 2018.
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Update on Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services
12/4/2018  Announcement
In February 2018, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) filed an amicus brief in Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services arguing that funding a d-4-C trust by an individual over age 64 was governed by the Medicaid trust statute, 42 U.S.C. 1396p
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NAELA Lobbies to Prevent the End of the Mandate for Spousal Impoverishment Protections in HCBS
11/21/2018  Announcement
NAELA is working closely with Justice in Aging and the National Council on Aging to pass an extension of the mandate from the Affordable Care Act, which required Medicaid's spousal impoverishment protections for nursing home coverage also apply to HC
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NAELA Prepares for Major Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits
10/10/2018  Announcement
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.
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