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ALERT: Social Security Administration Suspends In-Person Visits and Some Actions; and Warns of a New Scam – All Due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALERT:  Social Security Administration Suspends In-Person Visits and Some Actions; and Warns of a New Scam – All Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective March 17, the Social Security Administration (SSA) closed all its local offices to in-person visits by the public (including hearings offices), indefinitely.  Social Security and SSI monthly benefits payments – by […]

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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 to hold a SCLO Board of Directors’ Meeting on March 26, 2020 from 4-6 pm

The Senior Citizens’ Law Office will hold a Board of Directors’ meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm at La Vida Llena & Haverland Carter Group located on 10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87111.

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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 – PLEASE NOTE: REAL ID REQUIREMENTS BEGIN OCTOBER 1, 2020

NOTE: REAL ID REQUIREMENTS BEGIN OCTOBER 1 Starting October 1, 2020, only state-issued driver’s licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted for certain federal government purposes. For most people, the biggest effects will be boarding a commercial flight, and entering a restricted area at a federally-owned facility.   SCLO will […]

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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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