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Veterans Benefits Basics: What Practitioners Should Know

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Understanding the three core veterans benefits programs will enable elder law attorneys to assist the vast majority of their veteran clients.

Government Benefits, Veterans

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By Chris Johnson, Esq.

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law

Chris Johnson is partner at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

News & Announcements

Search Underway for Next NAELA CEO


NAELA's Board of Directors has convened a search committee to manage the process of selecting the next NAELA CEO.

NAELA Priorities Move Forward on Capitol Hill


NAELA has focused its public policy priorities for 2023-24 on guardianship, Medicaid — especially home and community-based services (HCBS) and ensuring individuals with disabilities have access to Medicaid — and retirement issues.


The IRS, New Trust Modifications and Tax Consequences

Webinar - March 28, 2024, 2:30 p.m.

Are trust modifications under attack by the IRS? Join our webinar on trust modifications that could result in a taxable gift to the grantor.  

Member Benefits, Education

 Webinar upcoming events

NAELA's 2024 Annual Conference

May 3 - 4, 2024, Boston, MA

For over 30 years, NAELA's Annual Conference has provided elder and special needs law professionals an unparalleled opportunity to learn, discover, and succeed in the field.Member Benefits, Education


For over 35 years NAELA has been the leader in supporting elder and special needs attorneys and their practice.


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