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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Social Security Cost-of-Living Increase Likely to Raise Benefits by Modest 1.3 Percent in 2021

9/17/20|  Story

Older Americans already struggling financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic probably won’t find much solace in their Social Security checks next year.
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As Veterans Battle Pandemic Isolation, Organizations Adapt to Meet Their Needs

9/16/20|  Story

COVID-19 has exacerbated feelings of isolation for many veterans.
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Coronavirus-Related Unemployment Is Putting People’s Retirement at Risk

9/15/20|  Story

The pandemic has exacerbated America’s looming retirement crisis.
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IRS Reopens Registration for Economic Impact Payment

9/14/20|  Story

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reopened the registration period for claiming an Economic Impact Payment. Individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement, or certain Veterans benefits – but didn’t receive the $500 payment per child earlier this year – can still file for the $500 payment.
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Key Questions About the Impact of Coronavirus on Long-Term Care Facilities Over Time

9/10/20|  Story

Long-term care (LTC) facilities have experienced a disproportionate share of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Social Security Celebrates 85th Anniversary
8/12/2020  Press Release
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired.
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NAELA Celebrates 2020 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
7/24/2020  Press Release
NAELA celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
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NAELA Attorneys Receive Theresa Award
7/21/2020  Press Release
NAELA is pleased to announce that NAELA Fellows Myra G. Gilfix, and Michael Gilfix, CAP (Palo Alto, Calif.) were named the 2020 recipients of the Theresa Award.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2020 Powley Elder Law Award
6/30/2020  Press Release
This year's national community service award was given to Professor Rebecca C. Morgan, CAP, NAELA Fellow, of Gulfport, Fla.
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NAELA Announces Winner of 2020 President’s Recognition Award
6/25/2020  Press Release
2019-2020 NAELA President Jennifer VanderVeen, CELA, CAP, NAELA Fellow, selected the Center for At-Risk Elders as the recipient of the 2020 President's Award.
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NAELA volunteers learn and share expertise, gain valuable leadership experience, and influence positive change in elder and special needs law. 

Stu D. Zimring, CAP, Fellow, Encino, Calif.

  • NAELA Foundation Board of Trustees, Chair
  • NAELA Past President
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