Social Security Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Providing Economic Security

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NAELA Members (Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys) Proudly Serve Beneficiaries of Longtime Public Benefits Programs

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 millions of retirees, workers with disabilities, and their families. Learn more about Social Security statistics with their monthly snapshot.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) member attorneys are well-equipped to provide estate planning and long-term care guidance to older adults, people with disabilities, and their families, and navigate the complexities of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing home and housing issues, and much more.

Learn more about elder and special needs law attorneys can assist you.

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. 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. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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