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SCLO Employment Opportunities

Job Title:          Full Time Staff Attorney – Civil Legal Services Job Location:   Albuquerque, NM Job Type:         Elder Law – Civil Organization:   Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc. The Senior Citizens’ Law Office, Inc. (SCLO) provides free legal services to clients in Central New Mexico (Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties). We help seniors aged 60 and older, many with incomes below […]

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SCLO’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project

  SENIOR CITIZENS’ LAW OFFICE GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN PROJECT 505.265.2300 SCLO recently received a grant to provide a full range of legal services to grandparents and other relatives aged 60 and older who reside in Central New Mexico (home to almost 40% of the State’s population) and who are raising family members under the age […]

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Real IDs and Drivers’ Licenses – Requirements & Things to Know

Real IDs and Drivers’ licenses – Requirements and Things to Know Go to: Real ID

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Medicare News: Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS)

MEDICARE NEWS: DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Suspended For 2 Years Starting 1/1/19; But Difficulties In Accessing DMEPOS Will Remain “DMEPOS,” one of the many important acronyms used in the Medicare program, stands for “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies.”  Medicare covers an extremely broad range of DMEPOS items and supplies — from canes and […]

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MEDICARE NEWS: The annual “Open Enrollment” period has begun, and a new one starts in January; 2019 cost-sharing amounts announced, including a slight increase in Part B premiums.

MEDICARE NEWS:  The annual “Open Enrollment” period has begun, and a new one starts in January; 2019 cost-sharing amounts announced, including a slight increase in Part B premiums. ANNUAL “OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD:  October 15th saw the beginning of what is popularly known as Medicare’s annual “Open Enrollment” period.  This is the time each year when […]

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ALERT: NEW MEDICARE CARDS – WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS!

ALERT:  NEW MEDICARE CARDS—WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS!! In our March 19th Alert (see below), we reported how the Medicare system has begun issuing new identification cards to all Medicare beneficiaries, by mail, starting in April. The main purpose of the new cards – which will be mailed out over the course of a year – […]

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Free Legal Services for Qualifying Seniors in Foreclosure

Free Legal Services for Qualifying Seniors in Foreclosure Qualifying Service Factors: 1. You must be 60 years of age or older. 2. You must be residing in the home that is in foreclosure. 3. You must have been served with foreclosure papers. 4. Your household income must be no more than 200% of the federal […]

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Current Medicare Developments Updated 12/12/17

MORE CURRENT MEDICARE DEVELOPMENTS 10/23/17: (1) Medicare’s Annual “Open Enrollment” Period is Underway, and Help With Choices Is Available; (2) Equitable Relief extended for Beneficiaries Who Had Medicare and Marketplace Coverage. October 15 marked the beginning of Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period — the time when all beneficiaries can choose to join, switch, or drop […]

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Pre-applications being accepted on-line only by Albuquerque Housing Authority for disability accessible public housing

Albuquerque Housing Authority is accepting pre-applications on line only at www.abqha.org for disability accessible public housing apartments. Pre-applications must be submitted by November 30, 2017. (This is not a wait list for  Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers). Walk-ins will not be accepted. More information at abqha.org    

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NEWS: NEW MEDICARE DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE—The MOON Notice, Part B Equitable Relief, and Powered Wheelchair Claims changes.

Three changes of note in Medicare rules have recently been adopted – two of which are already in effect – which will affect many New Mexico Medicare beneficiaries. The “MOON” Notice:  Starting March 8, hospitals are required to give Medicare patients a written notice when they are in a hospital but not yet officially “admitted.”  […]

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