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New York Elder Law

 
Author(s): Samuel Sadin Brookdale Aging
Practice Area: Pro Bono
Published: Sep 1995
Supplement Date: Nov 2017
ISBN: 9780872240865
PLI Item #: 587

New York Elder Law provides authoritative guidance on the legal issues confronting the elderly, and instructs practitioners on how to work more effectively with federal and state agencies to serve their clients.

The book taps experts in their respective fields to cover the latest legal developments regarding Social Security • Supplemental Security Income • Social Security and SSI Disability • Medicare • Supplemental Medical Insurance • Medicaid for the elderly, blind and disabled • home care • protective services • housing • nursing homes • health care decision-making • veteran’s benefits, and • retirement plans.

New York Elder Law contains numerous time-saving checklists to help readers stay current with rapidly changing laws, including up-to-date eligibility and benefit levels, benefit checklists for older adults, and flow charts for step-by-step guidance through complex appeals processes.
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The Sadin Institute on Law & Public Policy (formerly the Institute on Law and Rights of Older Adults) of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College has been in operation since 1977 as a legal support system for advocates who serve the elderly. The interdisciplinary staff of the Sadin Institute conducts continuing education and in-service training programs for professionals and maintains a telephone case consultation service. It publishes seven manuals on various public entitlements: The Brookdale Senior Rights Report, a bimonthly newsletter on entitlements for professionals; the HELP for Seniors series on entitlements for senior citizens; and the Benefit Checklist for Older New Yorkers. The Sadin Institute is a not-for-profit organization funded through private foundation grants, New York State training contracts, and the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of New York State.