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Shielding assets for Medicaid: The note and loan strategy

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The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, signed into law by President George W. Bush on February 8, 2006, is a federal law designed to severely restrict Medicaid eligibility by radically changing the transfer of asset rules. More particularly, the law seeks to eliminate altogether transfer of asset strategies at the so-called “crisis” phase, that […]

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Cona Elder Law’s Melissa Negrin-Wiener Named 2009 Public Interest Attorney of the Year by Touro Law Center

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Melissa Negrin-Wiener, a senior associate attorney with the Melville-based Elder Law and Estate Planning firm Cona Elder Law PLLC (Cona Elder Law), is a recipient of the 2009 LI Public Interest Attorney Award given by the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. The award will be presented on April 1st at Touro’s Goods and […]

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Cona Elder Law’s Melissa Negrin-Wiener Discusses Options to Finance Caregiving on WS Radio.com on February 28, 2009

On Saturday, February 28th, Melissa Negrin-Wiener, elder law attorney, appeared as a guest on Jacqueline Marcell’s radio show “Coping With Caregiving”. During the 10 minute segment, Ms. Negrin-Wiener advised listeners who are caring for their loved ones on strategies for financing care and preserving assets. Some of the topics she discussed included:New Medicaid Rules and Asset […]

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Cona Elder Law Earns Accreditation From Department of Veterans Affairs

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Law Firm Now Able To Help Veterans Obtain Aid & Attendance Benefits Two attorneys from Cona Elder Law, a Melville, LI based elder law and estate planning firm, have recently passed the stringent requirements to become accredited by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner, and Melissa Negrin Wiener Esq., senior associate, can […]

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Cona Elder Law Senior Strategies Conference — How to Protect Your Family & Assets in a New Retirement Landscape

In this volatile economic climate, those over age 60 will need to readjust their financial, long term care and lifestyle goals to plan for a comfortable future in a new retirement landscape. What can seniors do to plan ahead and protect their assets so they don’t run out of money? To help those who are approaching […]

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Cona Elder Law Attorneys Earn Accreditation From Department of Veterans Affairs

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February 2009 Law Firm Now Able To Help Veterans Obtain Aid & Attendant Benefits Two attorneys from Cona Elder Law (Cona Elder Law), a Melville, LI based elder law and estate planning firm, have recently passed the stringent requirements to become accredited by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner and Melissa Negrin Wiener […]

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Cona Elder Law Offers Veterans FREE Help to Access VA Benefits

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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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Cona Elder Law Launches Caregiver Support Group

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Cona Elder Law, elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, will launch S.H.A.R.E., the Support Help and Resource Exchange – a caregiver support group providing education, resources and elder law advice to those who are caring for an aging family member.DATE: Tuesday, March 3rd, and every Tuesday through April 7th (6 sessions)TIME: 6:00 P.M. […]

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Heightened Homeland Security Impacts Medicaid Benefits

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Printable Version »V.S. was a legal resident of the U.S. and held a “green card” (Permanent Residence Card). Prior to V.S.’s admission to a skilled nursing facility, he had traveled outside of the U.S. and when he returned, Homeland Security confiscated his green card due to post-9/11 heightened security. The administrative proceeding to get his […]

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