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Filling In The Gaps – CELJ’s Senior Legal Advice Helpline Addresses Community’s Unique Needs

Have you ever heard a loved one say that they feel like they need an attorney to get through all of the forms involved in Medicare applications?  That they have a question about a reverse mortgage, but don’t want to get charged $200 an hour for a simple answer?  Or that they can’t get the

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UB Law Student’s Work Instrumental in Federal Court Medicare Win

Chief Federal District Judge Geraci’s January 26, 2018 decision in Elder v. Hargan, Case # 16-CV-290 FPG (WDNY), opens up a new door to obtaining Medicare coverage of medical care in a skilled nursing facility.   Noting the Secretary of Health and Human Services had misinterpreted her own regulations, Judge Geraci found “…[t]he regulations clearly contemplate

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CELJ is Hiring!

Two Year, Full Time, Contract Assignment (partial benefits offered) The Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc. (“CELJ”) is seeking to fill an exciting new position for a Dynamic Attorney with a technological background.  Job Specifications: Development & Expansion of our Legal Risk Detection application software The Legal Risk Detector, is a web-based legal health

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Launches “Risk Detector” App

  The Center for Elder Law & Justice has introduced the Legal Risk Detector App, a legal health check-up tool for housing, consumer, financial exploitation and health care issues. “Many people in our community face legal problems that threaten the essentials of life:  housing, health care, income, and more,” said Karen L. Nicholson, chief executive

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CELJ Attorney Lindsay Heckler Provides Testimony to NYS Assembly on Adult Facilities

On September 28, 2017, Center for Elder Law & Justice staff attorney Lindsay Heckler testified before the New York State  Assembly Committees on Health, Social Services, and Aging on the topic of adult care facilities. As the legal liaison to the New York Long Term Care Ombudsman in Region 15, Ms. Heckler sees issues with adult

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