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Feb 22, 2021

Changes Medicare Beneficiaries May See First Under the New Administration

On January 19, 2021, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule addressing Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Programs. The rule is far-reaching, but I want to touch on some of the provisions particularly relevant to consumer education and access.» Read More

Jan 07, 2021

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act Eliminates Waiting Period for Social Security Disability Benefits

In the final days of 2020, the President signed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act. This new law eliminates the five-month waiting period for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) before they can receive Social Security Disability benefits. Many people do not know that if you become disabled and can no longer work, you must wait five months before collecting Social Security disability benefits.» Read More

Sep 04, 2020

Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series: Administering Special Needs Trusts

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series. In this session, “Administering Special Needs Trusts,” Shana Siegel, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, addressed special needs trusts.» Read More

Aug 21, 2020

Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series: Understanding Special Needs Trusts

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series. In this session, “Understanding Special Needs Trusts,” Shana Siegel, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, addressed special needs trusts.» Read More

Jul 09, 2020

Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series: SSI, SSDI, and SS for DACs

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series. In this session, “SSI, SSDI, and SS for DACs,” Shana Siegel, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, addressed the legal and financial assistance available for a Disabled Adult Child (DAC), such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Social Security (SS).» Read More

May 26, 2020

Caught Paying for Rehab Due to Observation Status? Medicare May Owe You

For years, elder law attorneys have warned clients about a troubling, curious quirk in the Medicare system. Many times, when older patients are hospitalized, instead of being officially admitted, they are placed on “observation status,” which was originally meant as a temporary designation for individuals who were receiving medical care and tests in a hospital setting until they were released, or a diagnosis was made and they were officially admitted.» Read More

Feb 27, 2020

What Is One Thing Your Clients Say They Wish They Knew Before Coming to See You? [VIDEO]

The Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group answers your questions. In this video, our geriatric social worker, Lori Kayne, addresses planning ahead for aging and what clients tell her they wish they knew before coming to an elder law attorney for help.» Read More

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