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.


Chamber Urges Treasury to Withdraw Rules on Inversions, Estate Tax

5/19/2017 |  Story

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommended Monday that the Treasury Department withdraw several Obama administration-era tax rules, including controversial guidance issued last year concerning offshore tax deals and the estate tax.
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Study: Medicare Audit, Appeals Process Exceeded 4.5 Years Due to Backlog

5/18/2017 |  Story

A Medicare backlog significantly holds up the audits and appeals process, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
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Trump’s Claim Veterans Received ’42 Percent More’ Approvals to Get Non-VA Health Care

5/17/2017 |  Story

This 42 percent statistic jumped out at The Fact Checker, as it seemed to be a significant jump in the number of veterans getting authorized to get their health care outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.
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Can a Job Rejection Be Age Discrimination?

5/16/2017 |  Story

If you’re an over-40 job hunter and not getting offers, you may be wondering if you’re being turned down due to your age. And, if so, whether that’s against the 50-year-old law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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NAELA Celebrates National Nursing Home Week®
5/16/2017  Press Release
NAELA supports National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), which runs from May 14 to 20.
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NAELA Announces Winner of National Writing Award
5/15/2017  Press Release
NAELA proudly announced that Georgia Burke, JD; Jennifer Goldberg, JD; and Kate Lang, JD received the award for their article, “Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income Eligibility: Time for a Tune-Up,” published in the Spring 2016 NAELA Journal.
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NAELA Announces Winner of President’s Recognition Award
5/15/2017  Press Release
NAELA President Catherine Anne Seal, CELA, CAP, selected Patricia Ellis, President and CEO, Silver Key Senior Services, Colorado Springs, Colo., as the recipient of the 2017 President’s Recognition Award.
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Attorney Receives National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law
5/15/2017  Press Release
NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Powley Elder Law Award: Patricia Sitchler, CELA, of La Vernia, Tex.
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NAELA Attorney Receives Theresa Award
5/12/2017  Press Release
The Theresa Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of those individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for people with special needs.
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New NAELA Video Series


This video series is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families and showcases how elder law and special needs planning attorneys can help. Members can use these videos on their websites and at presentations.

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This month, the House actively considered the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The legislation still calls for significant changes to Medicaid's financing structure and includes targeted reforms to the program. Learn more about the Act and NAELA's lobbying activities to date in 2017.