About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. This is accomplished through litigation and regulatory advocacy, research, amicus briefs, and education and scholarships. The Foundation Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical importance to older Americans and people with special needs. Through the Cohn Sisters' Scholarships for Patient Advocacy, the Foundation awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so that they can attend national education events.

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Upcoming Events

NAELA Foundation cordially invites you to see the humor in everything D.C. at an evening with the Capitol Steps.
Friday, November 15th  at 7:30 pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Tickets can be purchased for $50 per person (guests are welcome to attend) only online through November 1, 2019 and while supplies last! 
A portion of each ticket will support the NAELA Foundation’s mission to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with special needs. 

The Capitol Steps – They put the "MOCK" in Democracy!
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 NAELA Foundation Webinar:  Medicare Appeals in light of the Jimmo Settlement:  What to Do When Your Client is Denied Coverage
December 11, 2019
3-4:30 pm ET

NAELA Foundation provided a grant to the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) to support NAELA members, clients who rely on Medicare to access health care, and to strengthen and protect the Medicare program.  Jimmo, litigated and settled by the Center for Medicare Advocacy, confirms that Medicare should not be denied because the individual has a longer term, chronic or debilitating condition. This webinar will provide background on the case, review an available toolkit, and provide related practice tips and materials to NAELA members. 

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Hegadorn v. Department of Health and Human Services - July 2018

Amici Curiae of Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of State Bar of Michigan and NAELA Michigan Chapter, and NAELA Read More

NAELA Connecticut Chapter, et al. v. Bremby

In support of the NAELA Connecticut Chapter, et al. v. Bremby Read More

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