submitted by Liam McMahon, Paralegal On Dec. 21, 2020, Congress passed a new economic stimulus bill that included a second round of economic impact payments (also called stimulus checks or IRS payments). Eligible individuals qualify for up to $600 and with the IRS reporting that two thirds of payments have already been sent, here is…

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submitted by Megan Poynter, Law Student updated January 5, 2021 CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended with Federal Relief Package On December 28, 2020, President Trump signed a Covid Relief package which extends the Centers for Disease Control’s Eviction Moratorium Agency Order until January 31, 2021. This protection is meant to be a floor, state policy can…

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submitted by Sarah Hedden, Esq. Child Protective Service (CPS) is tasked with investigating reports of child maltreatment, and with keeping children safe. When a CPS caseworker finds a situation where a child is unsafe, they often work with the family to create a plan to keep the child(ren) safe while the parent works on the…

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Hands of a senior and young person. Young person is comforting the elderly person.

submitted by Bria Lewis, Esq. Every resident living in a nursing home, regardless whether they are there for a short-term rehabilitation stay or long-term care, has the right to receive a written notice prior to being transferred or discharged to a different facility or location. While many residents voluntarily leave the nursing home, often after…

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submitted by Lindsay Heckler, Esq. Intro: The Community Must Become Involved in the Legislative Process   The growing crisis of substandard care in nursing homes and adult care facilities is not new and has existed prior to the pandemic. New York has ignored the challenges older adults and people with disabilities have faced living in…

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January 4, 2021: Buffalo News, “These nursing homes kept Covid-19 out for 7 months. Here’s what caregivers learned” December 23, 2020: WBFO, “‘The light at the end of the tunnel’: NY nursing homes begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine” December 4, 2020: WBFO, “Joe Biden will be the oldest-ever U.S. president. What will he do for older…

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Erin Riker, Esq. Coordinator, CELJ Senior Legal Advice Helpline This page contains information about changes in laws, emergency declarations, and other government actions that affect your life in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.  This page will be updated monthly, or as significant conditions change.  It is current as of 12:00pm on December 16, 2020. …

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Update on December 22, 2020:  FHA extended its moratorium on new and existing foreclosures to February 28, 2021. See below for the HUD press release. FHA Extends Options for Single Family Borrowers Financially Impacted by COVID-19 | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUD No. 20-214 HUD Public Affairs (202) 708-0685:…

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