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Author Archives: Ellen Leitzer

New York Times Op-Ed: What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator

5/6/2020 Opinion | What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator – The New York Times It breaks my heart that patients who will get sick enough to need them wonʼt know what desperate situations they face. By Kathryn Dreger Dr. Dreger is a doctor of internal medicine in Northern Virginia and a clinical […]

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May 5th IRS Deadline to File for Stimulus Payment for Dependent Children

May 5th IRS Deadline to File for Stimulus Payment for Dependent Children If you are an SSI or VA beneficiary and are raising ​children ​under the age of 17, (who can be your grandchildren or other relatives) and did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you have until ​Tuesday May 5th to file with the IRS on an online website tool […]

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Be Aware of Federal Stimulus ($1200) Payment Scams and Be Aware of Fraudulent COVID-19 Health Scams

UPDATED INFORMATION:  BEWARE OF STIMULUS CHECK SCAMS  Federal Stimulus Checks to offset lost income will be sent in a few weeks. The details of how this will work are still being developed by the IRS, but we do know a few things about this.  Here is what you need to know, as updated by the […]

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Medicare Part B now covers coronavirus testing

Medicare Part B now covers coronavirus testing You may be hearing about the coronavirus (officially called 2019-novel coronavirus or COVID-19) in the news. While there isn’t a vaccine yet, Medicare Part B will now cover testing for the virus that took place on/after February 4, 2020. As a reminder, it’s also flu season, and Medicare […]

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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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