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CT NAELA PRACTICE UPDATE – SPRING 2015

June 2nd, 2015

To Download your copy of the most recent CT NAELA Practice Update CLICK HERE Spring 2015, Volume 6, Issue 1 In this Issue: President’s Message by Jack Reardon When NonLawyers Participate in Medicaid Planning Activities by Carmine Perri Practitioner’s Corner – Elder Law Attorney Obligations Regarding Retention of Inactive Client Files by Elizabeth Byrne UNDUE…

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JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING ON JUNE 12TH!

June 2nd, 2015

THE CONNECTICUT CHAPTER OF NAELA Announces its Annual Meeting and Presentation on The Commoditization of Elder Law And the Impact on your Practice by Attorney E. Spencer Ghazey-Bates.  Join us on June 12th for the Annual Meeting (Slate of candidates to be forwarded under separate email) and this informative presentation. When:             Friday, June 12, 2015…

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MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME PAY REQUIRED FOR HOMECARE WORKERS in 2015

December 3rd, 2014

  The US Department of Labor’s Final Rule concerning domestic service workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is effective January 1, 2015. It brings important minimum wage and overtime protection to the many homecare workers. The Final Rule contains several significant changes from the prior regulations, including: (1) the tasks that comprise “companionship…

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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PUBLISHES PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE UPM

November 18th, 2014

The Connecticut Department of Social Services again published proposed changes to the Uniform Policy Manual based upon the mandates of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.  The proposed changes can be found here.  Both CT NAELA and the CBA Elder Law Section submitted comments to the proposed changes both in writing and in a hearing…

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PUTTING HOME IN TRUST WON’T VOID ELDERLY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

November 3rd, 2014

C.G.S. Section 12-129n permits municipalities to provide property tax relief for elderly or totally disabled homeowners who meet income criteria established by the municipality.  Effective 10/1/14, Public Act 14-124 permits people who qualify for property tax relief based on income or disability to transfer their home to a trust and continue to qualify for property…

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CT NAELA Announces its Fall Seminar – PRACTICE POINTS IN ELDER LAW, Friday, October 31, 2014

October 9th, 2014

CT-NAELA Announces its Fall Seminar- PRACTICE POINTS IN ELDER LAW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014   (8:30 am – 1:00 pm) at Four Points By Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT The Seminar will include: 1.  Applying Bezzini to all Non-Testamentary Transfers: A New DSS Policy? (including practical Will drafting and beneficiary designation drafting options) 2.  Divorce in a…

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NEW DATE: 2014 VA BENEFITS TRAINING: September 30, 2014

July 28th, 2014

The Date has been Changed: On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (NOT Friday, September 26), from 9AM to 12PM the CBA will be hosting its 2014 VA Benefits Training at the CBA Law Center in New Britain. The seminar will provide the required training to establish or maintain VA accreditation.  If you are not already accredited but are…

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CT NAELA ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS

June 20th, 2014

CT NAELA is pleased to announce the officers and at large board members elected at the June 2014 Annual Meeting.   The officers, serving one year terms, are:   President:                    J. John (Jack) Reardon Past President:           Linnea J. Levine President Elect:          Carmine Perri Vice President:           David Slepian Secretary:                   Elizabeth N. Byrne Treasurer:                   Henry C….

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