This October is National Special Needs Law Month! Designated by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the month of October is recognized as National Special Needs Law Month across the country.
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Their goal the month of October is to educate people with disabilities and their families/caregivers about the importance of Special Needs Planning and the resources that may be available to them. Special needs law can involve supplemental needs trusts, care management, advocacy to preserve educational or civil rights, public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, and other important issues.
If you currently provide care for a child or loved one with special needs (such as mental or physical disabilities), you must have contemplated with concern about what may happen to them when you are no longer able to provide and care for them. For some commonly asked questions, be sure to check out our site FAQ on the subject of Special Needs Planning here.
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