Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

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NAELA Members Proudly Serve Beneficiaries of Longtime Public Benefits Programs; Assist with Navigating Social Security

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August 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act. Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin announced the launch of the agency’s event-filled celebration, with many activities leading up to this date.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, providing economic security for workers when they retired. Today, Social Security provides benefits to more than 56 million retirees, disabled workers, and their families.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) members are well-equipped to help older Americans, people with disabilities, and their families make better financial choices that will allow them to meet their individual goals as well as navigate the complexities of Social Security as they approach retirement.

To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking for an Elder or Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Associate Abby Matienzo by email at amatienzo(at)naela(dot)org or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.

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. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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