It’s June – traditionally a time for graduations, the start of summer, Pride Month, and of course, weddings. Last year, we had to skip many of these traditions due to COVID-19, but not this year, thankfully. We want to congratulate all the graduates out there (and their parents and grandparents for raising them!) and say congratulations and “Mazel tov” to all those who will tie the knot this month. Whatever you have planned, we hope you have fun and get to enjoy the warmer weather and relaxed restrictions with good friends and family members.
In this month’s newsletter, in keeping with an old wedding tradition, we have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. We updated an older story about the new effective date for the implementation of the 30-month lookback period for Community-Based Medicaid in New York. In our latest blog post, we discuss some new retroactive disability benefits for Vietnam veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange. See our borrowed item, the Cartoon of the Month, from CartoonStock. We also discuss how we work with financial advisors and other professionals in our latest video (we’re wearing blue!). Finally, we have a bonus article for you on how pets may be good for your health (but deep down, we already knew that!). For more information about anything in this issue, or to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact us or call us at (561) 750-3850 or 1-800-ELDERLAW.
We wish you a safe and happy summer!
Ellen S. Morris, Esq. and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP