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


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


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


New Research Could Lead to Disability Benefits for Vietnam Veterans with High Blood Pressure

11/20/2018|  Story

New research linking veterans’ high blood pressure with wartime exposure to chemical defoliants could dramatically expand federal disability benefits for tens of thousands of Vietnam-era troops.
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‘Nothing Short of Horrifying:’ Veterans' Groups Demand Fixes at VA Nursing Homes

11/19/2018|  Story

Six veterans’ groups are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the quality of care at its nursing homes following a story by USA TODAY and The Boston Globe detailing “blatant disregard for veteran safety” at a VA nursing home in Massachusetts.
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CMS Announces the 2019 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles

11/16/2018|  Story

Sometimes in years past, the Medicare Part B premium has increased considerably, and when this happens, it can almost feel like it nullifies the effect of that year’s Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA. Fortunately, this is not the case for 2019, so retirees can look forward to actually noticing the increase in their income benefits.
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States May Now Broaden Mental Health Treatment Under Medicaid

11/15/2018|  Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday.
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7 Surprising Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

11/14/2018|  Story

Medicare pays for the bulk of medical expenses for individuals once they turn 65, but surprising gaps in coverage can wreak havoc with a retiree’s budget.
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NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day
11/9/2018  Press Release
NAELA recognizes veterans not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year by assisting veterans and their families in obtaining their hard-earned public service benefits.
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New: Unique Travel Experience for NAELA Members
11/8/2018  Announcement
NAELA is excited to announce its newest member trip: "Law and Culture London/UK" on June 16-23, 2019.
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NAELA Announces 2018 Charles P. Sabatino Excellence in Public Policy Award Recipients
10/16/2018  Press Release
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 litigation on behalf of older adults and persons
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week
10/12/2018  Press Release
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
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NAELA Prepares for Major Changes to Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Benefits
10/9/2018  Press Release
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.
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New VA Pension Benefit Rule

On October 18, the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) new rule related to net worth, asset transfers, and income exclusions for needs-based benefits goes into effect

Featured Member Volunteer

NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

John R. Frazier, Largo, FL

Volunteered on:
  • Member of Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) - NAELA Florida Chapter
  • NAELA Practice Success Section
  • Client Protection Committee
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