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NAELA Announces 2018 Charles P. Sabatino Excellence in Public Policy Award

Posted on 10/17/2018
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (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 li

NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Posted on 10/12/2018
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

NAELA Prepares for Major Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits

Posted on 10/9/2018
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.

NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October

Posted on 9/28/2018
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (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 th

Social Security Celebrates 83rd Anniversary

Posted on 8/14/2018
NAELA celebrates the 83rd anniversary of the Social Security Act on August 14, 2018

NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary

Posted on 7/30/2018
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, he stated, “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings they have so ca

NAELA Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary

Posted on 7/26/2018
NAELA celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2018

NAELA Praises Ruling to Block Kentucky Medicaid Waiver

Posted on 7/2/2018
On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) approval of a Kentucky Medicaid waiver that would have led to an estimated 95,000 individuals losing h

NAELA Urges Passage of Bill to Transition People with Disabilities Back to Home

Posted on 6/22/2018
In recognition of the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, NAELA urges Congress to fund the program that gets people out of nursing homes and back into the community.

NAELA Praises John Oliver’s Coverage of Guardianship, Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Posted on 6/7/2018
As many people saw on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, abuses by guardians and other fiduciaries does sadly occur.

NAELA Announces Winner of President’s Recognition Award

Posted on 5/29/2018
NAELA President Hyman G. Darling, CELA, CAP, selected CHD Meadows Homes and Pathlight as recipients of the 2018 NAELA President's Award

NAELA Joins Aging Advocates Urging CMS to Deny Arizona’s Harmful Request to End Prior Quarter Covera

Posted on 5/23/2018
Yesterday, NAELA together with other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), submitted a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Arizona’s proposed Section 1115 waiver of Medicaid prior quar

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