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Anthony Enea

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP

Anthony Enea

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP

Anthony Enea

Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP

Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as Accredited by the American Bar Association. Editor-in-Chief of the "Elder Law Attorney" a quarterly publication of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Former Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor and Contributing Author, Westchester County Bar Journal. Contributing Author, Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter. Co-Author: "Discovery Under the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act," New York State Bar Journal and Westchester County Bar Journal, 1994. Author: "What Every Trusts and Estates Attorney Should Know About Elder Law: A Primer," Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter, New York State Bar Association, Winter 2000; "Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law as an Effective Medicaid and Estate Planning Tool: A Primer Elder Law Attorney," New York State Bar Association, Summer 2001; "Separated But Not Divorced: Why We All Can't Be Like Spencer Tracy," New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorneys, Winter, 2004; "Seven Defensive Will Drafting Tips for the Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Practitioner," New York State Bar Association Elder Law Attorney, Fall 2004; "New York Medicaid Reform: The 2005-2006 Budget," Elder Law Attorney, Summer 2005; "How to Distinguish Yourself from Those 'Dabbling' in Elder Law," Elder Law Attorney, Fall 2005. "Irrevocable Income Only Trust a/k/a Medicaid Qualifying Trust: What Every Attorney Should Know," Trusts and Estates Section News Letter, New York State Bar Association, Winter 2005/2006, "The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and its Effect upon Transfers of Real Property and Assets" Real Property Section Journal, New York State Bar Winter 2007 . Frequent Lecturer, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates and Guardianship Programs, Westchester County and New York State Bar Associations. Speaker: CLE Programs for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Elder Law Programs, New York State Bar Association; "Advanced Document Drafting for the Elder Law Attorney," Spring, 2005 and "Real Property Transactions and Medicaid," Elder Law Section Meeting, Fall 2005, New York State Bar Association. Program Co-Chair Fall Meeting of Elder Law Section Advanced Institute, Program Chair in Westchester County, "Advanced Elder Law Seminar," Spring 2002, New York State Bar Association, Continued Legal Education. Selected Program Chair, Westchester "Basics of Elder Law" Seminar, Elder Law Section, New York State Bar, Spring 2005, Speaker, Summer Meeting , Elder Law Section 2006, Speaker "New Medicaid Law", Elder Law Section, Fall 2006, Speaker, New York State Bar General Practice Section Annual Meeting Winter 2007. Member: Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, Inc.; Board of Directors, Association of Mentally Ill Children of Westchester County; Board of Ethics, Town of Somers.

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Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP is a versatile practice with the combined background and experience of skilled, knowledgable and caring attorneys. We bring our extensive expertise to bear for the sake of our first priority, you, the client. We have offices located in both White Plains and Somers, NY for your convenience.

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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