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.

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Traveling Soon? Know What Medicare Will Cover

7/27/21|  Story

When you’re traveling, you want to know you’ll be protected should the unexpected happen. That’s why if you have Medicare, you may want to consider getting additional coverage to help pay for emergency services depending on the location and duration of your trip.
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Most States Struggling to Fulfill IDEA Requirements

7/21/21|  Story

More than half of states are falling behind in meeting their responsibilities to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, federal officials say.
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What We Know About How COVID-19 Affected Older Workers and Employment

7/16/21|  Story

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been a crisis for older workers the way the Great Recession was. However, there are difficulties these employees are facing, particularly long-term unemployment and fears of age discrimination.
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There’s new leadership at the Social Security Administration. Here’s why some retirement advocates applaud the move.

7/15/21|  Story

A Trump appointee is no longer at the helm of the Social Security Administration, after President Joe Biden named a new acting commissioner last week.
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Millions of Vets May Be Eligible for Extra GI Bill Benefits Thanks to Court Ruling

7/13/21|  Story

Millions of veterans could be eligible for an additional year of education benefits starting next semester thanks to another federal court ruling rejecting the Department of Veterans Affairs prohibition on collecting both Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and Montgomery GI Bill payouts.
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NAELA Celebrates Medicare and Medicaid Anniversary 2021
7/29/2021  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 Anniversary 2021
7/20/2021  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
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The Better Care Better Jobs Act Would Transform Long-Term Care for the Better
6/30/2021  Press Release
Last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act, which would vastly expand Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The legislation forms the basis of President Biden’s $400 billion
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Announces 2021 Fellows
6/24/2021  Press Release
NAELA Fellows are attorneys who have been members of the Academy for at least three years, whose careers concentrate on elder law, and who have distinguished themselves both by making exceptional contributions to meeting the needs of seniors and by d
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Wisconsin Attorney Receives National Community Service Award for Advocacy in Elder Law
6/23/2021  Press Release
NAELA is proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Powley Elder Law Award: Barbara S. Hughes, CAP, Fellow, of Fitchburg, Wisc.
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NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Meryl Grenadier, Washington, DC

  • NAELA Litigation Committee
"Being on the NAELA Litigation Committee has opened me up to different areas of the law. There is some overlap with some of the impact litigation I do with AARP and the work the NAELA Litigation Committee does. It’s nice to learn issues impacting how individuals’ assets are structured. I’d encourage others to join committees; there’s a wealth of knowledge the NAELA attorneys have, especially if you’re new to the work (which I was when I first joined)."

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