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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Medicare Requires Nursing Homes to Report COVID Vaccinations

5/12/21|  Story

Officials hope to nudge facilities to keep giving shots as the worst ravages of the pandemic ease, but the danger of a rebound still lurks.
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Long COVID Sufferers Are Seeking Disability Benefits. Will They Change the System?

5/11/21|  Story

People who are ill and unable to work long after a positive test for COVID-19 could help overhaul the delivery of disability benefits in the U.S.
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What is Social Security's Ticket to Work program?

5/10/21|  Story

Ticket to Work is a Social Security-led employment program designed to reduce or end the reliance on benefit payments for people with disabilities.
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Degree Launches Accessible Deodorant to Serve People With Disabilities

5/7/21|  Story

Degree Deodorant realized that people who are visually impaired, and people with upper limb mobile disabilities are also people who need to use deodorant. Historically, the product design of deodorants were not conducive for people with these physical disabilities to use with ease.
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Column: A telemarketer. An Alzheimer’s patient. A health insurance nightmare

5/6/21|  Story

Every time you think you’ve seen every possible way the U.S. healthcare system lets people down, along comes some new outrage that leaves you slack-jawed and shaking your head. This is one of those.
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NAELA Honors Residents and Staff During National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 9-15
5/6/2021  Press Release
NAELA celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), which runs from May 9-15.
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Now Accepting Powley Elder Law Award Nominations
Nomination deadline: May 28, 2021
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May Is National Elder Law Month and Older Americans Month
4/30/2021  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is celebrating virtually this year!
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Issue Brief on Medicaid Estate Recovery
4/12/2021  Announcement
NAELA, along with Justice and Aging and other advocacy organizations, has published an issue brief on the Medicaid estate recovery program.
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NAELA Supports National Financial Literacy Month This April
4/2/2021  Press Release
National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of financial literacy and establishing healthy financial habits and goals.
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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. 

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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