Lauren Marinaro has been selected for a two year term as National Board Member for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) for 2020-2022. NAELA is a national membership organization for attorneys that keeps its members informed and up-to-date on fast-breaking changes in the law — legislation, agency rules and court decisions — that would affect seniors and people with disabilities. Lauren’s excited to work with the board on the issues that affect the practice of elder law and our clients. She will continue her work as NAELA Federal Policy co-Chair. So much has happened and continues to happen on the policy front as the two political parties bring their contrasting ideas to the world of public benefits–block grants, 1115 waivers, changes to Social Security rules, and ABLE accounts just to name a few. By taking what we learn from our clients back to our national organization, she will have the opportunity to help bring about meaningful and helpful changes in the programs our clients rely upon.
Federal and state programs that .particularly impact people who are aged or disabled include Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, public housing, HUD, food stamps (SNAP). Then there are the programs that govern insurance products, reverse mortgages, predatory lending, state and local tax exemptions, and landlord-tenant issues. The list goes on and on. The NAELA public policy committee looks at all of these issues on an ongoing basis, and Lauren is playing an active role with that process.
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