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.


10 Ways Medicaid Affects Us All

10/20/2017 |  Story

Medicaid was created in 1965 as a program for the poor. Today, it helps 74 million people — more than 1 of every 5 people in the U.S. You or someone you know likely benefits.
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A Few Pointers to Help Save Money and Avoid the Strain of Medicare Enrollment

10/19/2017 |  Story

Some tips for the novice and reminders for those who have been here before can make the process a little easier.
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To Waive or Not To Waive: The Trump Administration’s Legal Dilemma

10/18/2017 |  Story

Medicaid operates as a federal-state partnership; the federal government provides states with generous funding, but states must adhere to the provisions of the federal Medicaid statute and regulations. Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, however, allows the Secretary of HHS to waive some requirements of the Medicaid Act so that states can test novel approaches to improving medical assistance for low-income people.
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Who Cares For The Caregivers? We All Do

10/17/2017 |  Story

Nearly 44 million people in the United States, three-quarters of whom are women in their late 40s, spend at least 22 hours a week providing unpaid care to loved ones with a disability, illness, or terminal diagnosis, and one in four spend at least twice that amount.
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Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

10/16/2017 |  Story

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced on October 13.
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Menopause May Trigger Alzheimer's Disease

10/13/2017 |  Story

A new study highlights the metabolic changes that occur in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women, suggesting that a loss of estrogen could make these women vulnerable to developing Alzheimer's disease.
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week
10/16/2017  Press Release
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 16-22, 2017.
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NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October
9/29/2017  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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Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill
9/20/2017  Story
Last week, Congress introduced the Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill, which would essentially turn the ACA's insurance subsidies and tax credits as well as federal Medicaid funding into state block grants.
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Update on Hutson v. Mosier
9/19/2017  Story
With the help of NAELA members Molly M. Wood, Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP, and Craig C. Reaves, CELA, CAP, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) submitted an amicus brief in the case of Hutson v. Mosier, which involved the district court impositi
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Now Accepting 2018 Powley Award Nominations
9/14/2017  Announcement
The Powley Elder Law Award is presented annually to a NAELA member who is recognized in his or her community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elders and persons with special needs and of how Elder Law attorn
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elearning Course: Traditional Medicaid Planning

This online, self-paced, bite-sized digital workshop covers the key components of how to help clients plan for traditional Medicaid Planning for a single persons. This NAELA E-learning combines articles, expert videos, quizes and further suggested reading material.

Featured Video: Meet NAELA President Hy Darling, CELA, CAP