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NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.


Bill Would Dramatically Expand Retirement Benefits for 42,000 Veterans

3/4/21|  Story

A measure just reintroduced in the Senate would dramatically expand disability benefits for veterans injured in combat.
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Choice of Brand-Name Drug Over Generics Costs Medicare Nearly $2 Billion Annually

3/3/21|  Story

Wider use of prescription generic drugs could save Medicare nearly $2 billion a year, researchers say.
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4 Veterans Issues House Leaders Want to Tackle in the New Congress

3/2/21|  Story

The leaders of the House Veterans Affairs Committee are facing a number of challenges in the year ahead, when they will try to set new priorities for addressing a department riddled with years of leadership challenges.
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How to Create a Disability-Friendly Workplace

3/1/21|  Story

Over the past year, the topic of inclusive workplaces has been heavily debated and become a high priority for employers across all industries.
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Applications for Aid Program Helping Seniors and People With Disabilities Plunges

2/25/21|  Story

The number of applicants for Supplemental Security Income, a federal program for people in dire financial situations, has plummeted.
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NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2021
3/2/2021  Press Release
Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and their partners work together to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to for
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NAELA Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week 2021
3/1/2021  Press Release
Hosted by Federal Trade Commission February 28 – March 6, 2021
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NAELA to Host Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Conference Online
2/22/2021  Press Release
NAELA will host the NAELA Annual Conference from March 24-26, 2021, online.
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NAELA Attorney Receives 2021 Theresa Award
2/10/2021  Press Release
NAELA is pleased to announce that Annette M. Hines (Framingham, Mass.) was named the 2021 recipient of the Theresa Award.
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NAELA Celebrates Passage of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package
1/15/2021  Press Release
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) praises the U.S. Senate for passage of the latest COVID-19 relief package. The relief package will aid in three of NAELA’s top public policy priorities for 2021.
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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. 

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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