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Consumer Credit Fairness Act: Are You Prepared to Properly Handle Collection Cases?

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The New York Consumer Credit Fairness Act (CCFA) (enacted April 1, 2022), was intended to strengthen consumer protections by requiring debt collectors to be more honest and transparent in their […]

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Jennifer Cona Named on Long Island Business News’ 2023 Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services

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Cona Elder Law Founder & Managing Partner Jennifer Cona has been named on Long Island Business News’ 2023 Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services. Jennifer B. Cona is the founder […]

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Victim of Senior “Catfish” Scam Lost Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars But Not His Home

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Seniors are being victimized in increasing numbers by scams perpetrated against them. The manner in which these crimes occur are varied but one thing is always the same: they target […]

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The Rising Impact of Internet Defamation on Skilled Nursing Facilities

In recent years, skilled nursing facilities, like many other businesses, have all too often faced scathing online criticism in the form of negative reviews and postings on social media outlets. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Takeaway From CFPB & CMS’ September 8, 2022 “Notification Letter”

It seems like every Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) reacted differently to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) joint “Notification Letter”. Some […]

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