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News

Insurers Balk at Paying for Biogen’s $56,000-a-Year Alzheimer's Treatment

11/29/21|  Story

U.S. health insurers say they want more proof before paying for Biogen Inc.’s Aduhelm, stalling sales of the costly new Alzheimer’s therapy that the company hailed as a breakthrough for patients.
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Nursing Homes Can Now Lift Most COVID Restrictions on Visits

11/18/21|  Story

The government on Friday directed nursing homes to open their doors wide to visitors, easing many remaining pandemic restrictions while urging residents, families and facility staff to keep their guard up against outbreaks.
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House Passes Bill to Prohibit Age Discrimination Against Job Applicants

11/16/21|  Story

The legislation would specifically expand the 1967 law prohibiting age discrimination in the workplace to allow older job applicants to bring claims of disparate impact discrimination against employers.
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Check your redesigned Social Security statement. It makes it easier to see if you can afford to retire early.

11/9/21|  Story

Early or late? Social Security statements are getting a much-needed makeover, including data and charts to help you decide when to retire.
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The Child Tax Credit Was a Lifeline to My Special-Needs Sons. Congress Must Extend It.

11/4/21|  Story

The pandemic has brought to light a harsh reality that many who have endured poverty, especially with children, already knew: our current systems fail those who find themselves in difficult economic circumstances. People fall through the cracks, and families with children are often hit the hardest.
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Updates

NAELA Pays Tribute on Veterans Day 2021

11/10/2021  Press Release
Association of Attorneys Serving Older Americans and People with Disabilities Observes National Holiday Recognizing Veterans for Their Service
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NAELA Celebrates National Estate Planning Week 2021

10/20/2021  Press Release
More than half of Americans, an estimated 56 percent, do not have an estate plan in place, making estate planning a critically overlooked component of financial wellness. This creates hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be diminished by advanc
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Now Accepting Powley Elder Law Award Nominations

10/18/2021  
Nomination deadline: May 28, 2021
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NAELA Celebrates Residents’ Rights Month

10/7/2021  Press Release
Attorneys Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities Honor Long-Term Care Residents
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NAELA Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/4/2021  Press Release
Nationwide Campaign Takes Place in October
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Reference tool for use in cross-border Medicaid planning for attorney clients with interests in multiple states

Featured Member Volunteer



NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 



Tiffanny Sievers, Esq., Marion, Illinois

  • NAELA State Advocacy Committee (Illinois Ambassador)
  • Illinois NAELA Chapter Board
  • Past President — Illinois NAELA Chapter
  • Deficit Reduction Act Committee Chair — Illinois NAELA Chapter
  • Illinois NAELA Legislative Committee
  • Illinois NAELA Task Force Co-Chair for Committee Against Administrative Hearing Changes
  • Past speaker at Illinois NAELA UnProgram and national conferences
  • Co-Chair of the NAELA New/Transitioning Attorneys Section
“Being a committee member made me more successful, more mentally stable, and is something I would encourage anyone who practices elder law to do and meet new people at national conferences.”

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