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.


Lawmakers, Advocates Push to Extend Medicare's Coverage of Kidney Transplant Drugs

7/22/2019|  Story

For nearly a half-century, Medicare has covered patients, regardless of age, who have end-stage renal disease, including paying the costs of kidney transplants and related care, which run about $100,000 per patient.
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Beware, the IRS Is Eyeing Your Inherited Money

7/19/2019|  Story

Few noticed when the House of Representatives in May overwhelming passed the imaginatively named “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019.” The vote was 417-3.
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CMS Prohibits Forced Arbitration for Nursing Home Patients

7/18/2019|  Story

The Trump administration on Tuesday released a final rule banning nursing homes from requiring residents to sign binding arbitration agreements as a condition for admission.
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Congress Introduces Bills to Increase Veteran Benefits, Refund Home Loan Fees, Help Women Veterans

7/17/2019|  Story

While the House was busy passing its defense spending bill last week, other members of Congress were introducing other legislation aimed at helping veterans.
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Records Show Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually

7/16/2019|  Story

Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion over the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to recoup at least part of the money.
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NAELA Applauds Sen. Casey for Bill to Protect Spouses of Individuals in Need of Home Care
7/1/2019  Press Release
Last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 2000, The Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverishment Act, to permanently extend the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections applies to home and community-based services (HCBS).
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NAELA Praises House Passage of Bill to Ensure Access to Home Care
6/19/2019  Press Release
The legislation extends, through March 2024, funds for the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP) and the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections will apply to home and community-based service (HCBS) waiver
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NAELA Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019
6/14/2019  Press Release
Attorneys for Older Americans and People with Special Needs Join Efforts to Prevent Elder Abuse
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2019 President's Recognition Award
6/5/2019  Press Release
2018-2019 President Michael J. Amoruso, Esq., CAP, NAELA Fellow, selected The Seeing Eye, based in Morristown, N.J., as the recipient of the 2019 President’s Recognition Award.
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NAELA Attorney Receives 2019 Theresa Award
5/24/2019  Press Release
NAELA Fellow Tim Nay (Portland, Ore.) was named the 2019 recipient of the Theresa Award.
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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. 

Brian F. Mahoney, Esq., Canton, Mass.

Volunteered on:
  • NAELA News Editorial Board
  • Author of several NAELA News and NAELA Journal articles

"I have been an attorney for 37 years. My NAELA participation is a rewarding part of my career. You too can volunteer and help us make a difference in the lives of the elderly and people with disabilities. Please consider volunteering some time. Thank you."

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