Linda L. Kordes, Attorney At Law Official Newsletter
Jun 19, 2009
Inside This Issue
Helpful resources on the internet.

Summer 2009 Newsletter

This season, I shall focus on a slightly different approach to offering you information. When the internet first became fashionable, anyone under the age of thirty-five was immediately swept away by its seemingly limitless possibilities. Middle-aged and older folks were not so swept away. However, today, it has become apparent that not only have my middle-aged clients become adept at using the internet, but many of my clients in their eighties and nineties are now emailing me, attaching documents, and using the internet to make their lives easier.

With this I mind, and because we are embarking on those lazy summer days where no one really wants to think about tax planning or Medicaid eligibility or the changes in the power of attorney laws, I have compiled a list of various websites for agencies and service providers which I think might be helpful. Where possible, telephone numbers have also been included. I hope that you will review the list, save it, and find it useful in your own personal research.

Medicaid

www.nyc.gov/hra
Information on the New York City Department of Social Services and related services

877.472.8411
Information on New York City Public Assistance, Medicaid and forms request, administrative directives, and insurance voicemail.

medicaid@health.state.ny.us
Detailed information on Medicaid through the New York State Department of Health
 

Housing and Real Estate

www.acris.com
Information from the New York City Register on real property records, such as deeds and mortgages

www.nyc.gov/hpd
Information on building inspection and repair-support; also on affordable housing options, such as Section 8 housing and apartments

www.dhcr.state.ny.us
Information on rent stabilization and control; also on affordable housing options, such as Mitchell Lama developments
 

Tax

www.irs.gov
800.829.1040

Information and forms from the IRS

www.tax.state.ny.us
Information and forms from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
 

Social Security and Medicare

www.ssa.gov
Information on planning, calculating and applying for retirement benefits, SSD, SSI

www.disabilityinfo.gov
Information on rights and options for those living with disabilities

www.medicare.gov
Information on the national health insurance for those over 65 and some disabled under 65

800.633.4227
Medicare Hotline
 

Illness, Treatment and Good Health

www.lighthouse.org
800.829.0500

Information for the visually impaired

www.alz.org
800.272.3900

Information on living with Alzheimer's

www.cancer.org
800.227.2345

Information on living with cancer

www.americanheart.org
800.242.8721

Information on living with heart disease

www.arthritis.org
800.283.7800

Information on living with arthritis

www.nmha.org
800.969.6642

Information on mental health issues

www.wellspouse.org
800.838.0879

Information and support for care givers

www.vnsny.org
800.675.391

Information on home health care and community-based health care

www.webmd.com
Comprehensive medical information website
 

General Information

311 or 311 online through
www.nyc.gov

Information for seniors including public health insurance, domestic violence support, food stamps and a link to Adult Protective Services which arranges for support to adults at risk of physical or emotional harm

www.freshdirect.com
Information from online grocer with delivery service

www.mowaa.org
703.548.5558
Information and referral service to local meal delivery programs

www.aspca.org
Information about adopting pets and pet care

www.nycbar.org/LRS
Free information about and referral service of experienced, pre-screened attorneys; ordinarily, an initial one-half hour consult with an attorney costs $35.00

www.va.gov 
800.827.1000
Information on issues concerning Veterans' affairs

www.eldercare.gov
800.677.1116
Information on local agencies from the United States Administration on Aging
 

The above list is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to constitute individual legal advice or a specific recommendation to any particular client.

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