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Elder & Special Needs Law

Welcome to the Elder & Special Needs Law Section Page

The Elder & Special Needs Law Section brings together members of the NCBA who have a special interest in elder law practice, and focuses on issues related to the state’s elderly population, including Medicare and Medicaid.

About the Elder & Special Needs Law Section

The Elder & Special Needs Law Section addresses such issues as care management and correct placement for disabled adults requiring long-term care; Medicaid and Special Assistance eligibility for nursing home and assisted living; Medicare claims and appeals; Veterans’ benefits; Medicaid estate recovery; private payment options such as long-term care insurance; special needs trusts; planning for families with disabled children; guardianship law; advance directives and end-of-life decision-making; and mental capacity issues.

  • Medicaid for Assisted Living

    Section members receive Gray Matters newsletter, which recently featured the following article:

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  • Elder & Special Needs Law Report

    The section provided financial support for the “Assessment of the Legal Needs of Older Adults in North Carolina.”

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