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Cona Elder Law Offers Veterans Free Help to Access VA Benefits Through March

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A majority of veterans don’t realize they may be eligible for pension benefits from the Veterans Administration.  Considered the government’s best kept secret, there are several pension programs that are available for those who served in the military for at least one day during war time or had a spouse who served at that time.  “The […]

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Serving Clients In and Out of the Office

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February 15, 2010 by Emi Endo Jennifer Cona, managing partner of an elder law firm, says her staff sometimes needs to get out of its Melville office and spend time with the people “we’re serving every day.” Last summer, for instance, she says they helped residents at a nursing home string beads and make suncatchers. “It helps […]

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Cona Elder Law Sponsors “Caregiver of the Year” Award CONTEST

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Asset Protection, Home Care and Caring for the Caregiver to be Discussed by a Panel of Professionals Are you caring for your mother with Alzheimer’s, a dad with heart disease and osteoporosis or a grandparent who is in constant pain?  If you’re among the 65 million Americans who have taken on the role of family caregiver, […]

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Cona Elder Law Names Melissa Negrin-Wiener as Partner

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Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., has been named partner in the leading elder law and estate planning firm Cona Elder Law based in Meville, LI.  An associate attorney with the firm since 2002, Ms. Negrin-Wiener has worked her way up through the firm and now manages the Government Benefits Department while concentrating her practice in the areas of […]

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The Estate Tax Is Dead (Maybe)

The estate tax will be fully repealed by 2010 but may come back in 2011. The federal estate tax, a tax imposed on the assets left by the nation’s wealthiest residents, is being phased out and is set to be fully repealed in 2010. However, in 2011, the estate tax will come back unless Congress votes […]

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Cona Elder Law Launches Elder Law Web Hotline

Ask Questions & Get Free Legal Advice onProtecting Assets, Long Term Health Care and Morefrom Cona Elder Law Elder Law Attorneys Your 82 year old mom is getting frail and will probably go into a nursing home soon.  Protecting her monetary assets and home as well as such issues as which sibling will make medical and […]

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Cona Elder Law Creates the Buddy Carle Memorial Music Scholarship

​In memory of Carle D. Porter, a/k/a “Buddy Carle”, a/k/a “Butch”, Cona Elder Law and Jennifer Cona are proud to announce the creation of a music scholarship fund.  The scholarship will be awarded each year to a college student studying music at a college or university in the Rochester area.  The fund will particularly seek […]

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Cona Elder Law Attorney Paul Hyl Gets Fit to ‘Fight for Charity’

​October 2009 Says It’s Good for the Heart in More Ways than One Every year, estate planning attorney Paul Hyl, 34, sets a challenging fitness goal for himself.  Last year, he ran a half marathon, and this year he is training three times a week to fight in the LI Fight For Charity on November 23rd at […]

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Promissory Notes and Medicaid Planning

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​A last bastion of asset transfers following changes in federal lawSeptember 21, 2009 by Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. With the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. §1396p, (DRA) the federal government sought to severely restrict Medicaid eligibility by radically changing the transfer of asset rules. More particularly, the law was aimed at eliminating altogether […]

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Cona Elder Law Attorneys & Staff Volunteer at Carillon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Huntington

Firm Takes Time off from Work for Team-Building and Community Service On Thursday, August 13th, the residents at Carillon Nursing & Rehab Center in Huntington, LI eagerly awaited the visit of the partners, lawyers and staff of the elder law and estate planning firm Cona Elder Law, Melville, who came armed crafts and board games.   While helping […]

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