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International Women’s Day

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March 8, 2021 On this International Women’s Day, we want to take a moment to join the global celebration of the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of all women. At Cona Elder Law, we are a woman-led law firm that has always promoted equality and that supports women at all stages of their careers, […]

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Planning For Your Child With Special Needs

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Published by Schneps Media on Longislandpress.com and Danspapers.com Estate planning is important for everyone but for families with a special needs child, it is nothing short of critical. As a child with special needs approaches age 18, families must prepare for continued decision-making for that child and secure legal authority to do so. Understanding the […]

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Melville Attorneys Launch Hotline to Help Seniors Schedule COVID Vaccines

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Cona Elder Law Offers Free Assistance to Long Island Seniors Frustrated by Red Tape in the Appointment Process Cona Elder Law, an award-winning Long Island law firm, has launched a “Vaccine Assistance Hotline” designed to help seniors schedule their COVID-19 inoculation appointments locally.  The service is free of charge and is scheduled to continue at […]

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Is Your SNF Ready for the Pandemic After Shock: Reform Bills Pass this Week

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As we approach the one-year mark of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the promise of increased vaccinations and “herd immunity” come along with the heartbreaking news that 500,000+ Americans have now been lost to this illness – many of them seniors. Skilled Nursing Facilities on the front lines of the pandemic have suffered catastrophic […]

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ELIJA Foundation Appoints Melissa Negrin-Wiener to Board

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Levittown Nonprofit Serving those with Autism Spectrum Disorder Taps Melville Attorney Levittown/Melville, NY, February 19, 2021 – The ELIJA Foundation, a Levittown-based not-for-profit, serving children, young adults and their parents, educators, professionals, and caregivers affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), has appointed Melissa Negrin-Wiener to its Board of Directors. Ms. Negrin-Wiener, an attorney concentrating […]

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Retroactive Medicaid Benefits Secured via PRUCOL Application

FACTS:  An individual in the U.S. legally on a “Religious Worker” visa unexpectedly fell ill and required nursing home care.  The facility promptly filed a Medicaid application with the local social services district requesting an April 2019 pick-up date and supplying a copy of the resident’s passport, visa and other documents proving her lawful residence […]

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Special-Needs Kids Need Special Care

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Newsday Op Ed by Jennifer B. Cona In response to the recent Newsday article, Melville woman pleads guilty to harassing family of special-needs child, Ulster County District Attorney says | Newsday, Managing Partner Jennifer Cona states her opinion in Newsday published op-ed: As an advocate for individuals with special needs and their loved ones, this […]

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Lessons Learned from the “Front Line”

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Crisis Planning For Families During The Pandemic As we gear up to receive COVID vaccinations, we begin to see a light at the end of this dark tunnel.  This is not a time to let up but to take action.  At Cona Elder Law, we continue to emphasize the importance of having proper planning in place to […]

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Adapting Asset Protection Trusts to Changes in Circumstances

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By Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Partner and Marcus O’Toole Gelo, Sr. Associate An Irrevocable Trust used for asset protection may have a different name depending on who you ask (Irrevocable Income Only Trust, Asset Protection Trust, Medicaid Qualifying Trust, etc.), but its primary purpose remains the same. This type of trust, after the passing of the applicable […]

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Are You Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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The COVID-19 vaccine is here and New Yorkers are getting vaccinated. Click here to learn more. At Cona Elder Law your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We know many people are wondering when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Click below to see if you may be eligible to receive the […]

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