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.


Your Social Security Check Could Be Bigger Next Year

9/19/2018|  Story

Good news for those who are collecting Social Security: Your monthly checks likely will be bigger next year.
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Medicare Advantage Plan Proposed Use of Step Therapy For Part B Drugs

9/18/2018|  Story

Payers must balance patient access to biopharmaceuticals and cost containment. A public payer such as Medicare and its contractors is no different in this regard.
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Elder Financial Abuse Will Get Worse As Americans Age

9/14/2018|  Story

Elder abuse will get worse as 10,000 people turn 65 every day for the next ten years.
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Older Job Seekers Should Watch Out for These Age Discrimination Red Flags

9/13/2018|  Story

Searching for a job can be nerve-racking at any age, especially if you are an older job seeker and over 50. But if you share the same skills as a younger candidate, there should be no difference between what their experience and your well-seasoned career can bring to an organization. But unfortunately, ageism is very real.
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States Rebel, Won't Conform to Trump Estate Tax Cuts

9/12/2018|  Story

The Trump tax cuts made federal estate taxes a thing of the past for most Americans and by doing so wreaked havoc in several states that tied their state estate taxes to federal law.
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NAELA Welcomes Hearing on Bill to Transition People with Disabilities Back Home
9/4/2018  Press Release
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, on H.R. 5306, the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act.
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Social Security Celebrates 83rd Anniversary
8/14/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 83rd anniversary of the Social Security Act on August 14, 2018
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NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary
7/30/2018  Press Release
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
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NAELA Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary
7/26/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2018
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NAELA Praises Ruling to Block Kentucky Medicaid Waiver
7/2/2018  Press Release
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
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Featured Events

Featured Content

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eLearning Course: Understanding Diminished Capacity

This course explores the topic area of diminished capacity. It is intended to assist in accessing capacity when using the APA Handbook for Attorneys and the accompanying Capacity Worksheet for Lawyers. In addition to the associated reference-based resources, the interactive format includes video instruction and analysis from NAELA members Roberta Flowers and Edwin Boyer, as well as simulated consultation for review.

Featured Member Volunteer

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

Todd Whatley, CELA, Springdale, AR

Volunteered on:
  • 2016 NAELA Summit Planning Committee Member
"It’s been fun being on the planning committee calls with well-known, well-established attorneys from around the country. It’s interesting and I consider it an honor to be on the phone with leading attorneys. We’re working hard to make the 2016 NAELA Summit the best event possible.."

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