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.


37 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits

10/11/2019|  Story

Living in one of them could bring a big tax advantage.
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A Fresh Look at an Old New Law: the Americans With Disabilities Act

10/10/2019|  Story

The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is less than a year away.
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Journalists File Lawsuit to Force Feds to Release Medicare Advantage Audits

10/9/2019|  Story

Kaiser Health News is suing the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release dozens of audits that the agency says reveal hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges by Medicare Advantage health plans.
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Older Americans Are Increasingly Unwilling — Or Unable — To Retire

10/8/2019|  Story

Older adults are turning their backs on retirement for many reasons.
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Social Security Scammers Invented Wild Cover Stories, Posed as Dead Relatives, Feds Say

10/7/2019|  Story

In a case of trickery and thievery pending in Detroit federal court, Kendrick Gills is among a growing number of targets who have come under the government's radar in recent years for what prosecutors describe as a pervasive and costly crime: the theft of dead people's benefits.
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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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Social Security Celebrates 84th Anniversary
8/14/2019  Press Release
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired. Today, Social Security provides benefits to millions of retirees, workers with disabilities, and their families.
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NAELA Celebrates 2019 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/26/2019  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2019. Congress enacted the ADA “to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabi
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Featured Events

Event Detail
2019 NAELA Summit
11/14/2019 - 11/16/2019

Washington, DC

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Featured Member Volunteer

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

Jennifer Balmos, Bartonville, Tex.

Volunteered on:
  • Texas NAELA Chapter
  • NAELA News Editorial Board
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