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The King’s Daughter’s Codicil

We often hear stories of celebrities with millions of dollars passing away without a Will, like Michael Jackson, Pablo Picasso, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Aaron Carter, to name a few. Elder law and estate planning attorneys shake their heads and wonder how this could possibly happen and the devastation this may wreak on the surviving […]

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Legal Alert: The Continuous Coverage Requirement for NYS Medicaid Program Has Ended

In December 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) unlinked the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement from the public health emergency for the first time since March 2020. As a result of this change in the law, each state will be permitted to begin redetermining Medicaid eligibility as of February 1, 2023. According to the NYC Human Resources […]

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Senior Dreams Come True Grants First Wish of 2023

Linda D., an East End senior, found herself in a difficult situation when her refrigerator stopped working. After recently losing her husband to a years-long battle with cancer, the inconvenience of a broken freezer filled with spoiled defrosted food was intolerable. Cona Elder Law partnered with the Family Service League to “Adopt a Senior” as […]

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Legal Alert: New Law Means All Medicaid Recipients Must Recertify Beginning in April 2023

Since the onset of the Public Health Emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, federal law has required each state to maintain Medicaid eligibility for its Medicaid recipients in exchange for receiving billions of dollars in Medicaid funding, commonly referred to as the continuous coverage requirement. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Medicaid recipients […]

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Start the New Year by Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Every competent adult should execute a Last Will and Testament. This legal document determines how your estate will be distributed upon your death. It keeps decision-making in your hands, where it belongs, allowing you to dispose of your assets to whom and in whatever manner you see fit. What Happens If You Die Without a […]

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Estate Planning: Gifting to Heirs

As the holiday season is upon us and the tax year is coming to a close, it is a good time to consider making tax-advantaged gifts to your loved ones and heirs. There are many ways to do this, which can fit any budget, tax purpose and family need. Annual Exclusion Gifts In 2023, you […]

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Avoiding Evictions in Your Assisted Living Facility

No matter how diligently you vet a prospective resident, there are going to be times when your facility gets stuck with a resident, or a resident’s family, who doesn’t pay the bill. Most Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) think that the only recourse is to initiate eviction proceedings. Before COVID, your typical eviction proceeding would drag […]

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Veteran’s Benefits: What You Need to Know

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Many veterans don’t realize that they may be eligible for additional benefits from the Veterans Administration. The Veterans Administration offers many types of benefits, from service connected benefits to low-income pension benefits. Service Connected Benefits A Veteran may be entitled to compensation as a result of a service-connected disability.  Compensation is paid to a service […]

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Can You Trust Your Trust?

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Published in the Long Island Press, longislandpress.com, and danspapers.com. There are many kinds of trusts, each with a different purpose, such as asset protection, minimizing estate taxes, and avoiding probate. If your objective is asset protection and Medicaid planning, it is imperative that you have your trust reviewed by an elder law attorney to ensure […]

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Main Street Code 9-9-22

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