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Latest Medicare Scam: DNA/Genetic Testing Schemes

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Exploitation | Comments Off on Latest Medicare Scam: DNA/Genetic Testing Schemes

Beware of Latest Medicare Scam DNA/Genetic testing schemes are on the rise! A Press Release From Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE Program Gainesvlle, FL – Each year, the Medicare program loses $60 billion to fraud. The best way to reduce this figure is beneficiary education to prevent and reduce known pathways to fraudulent activities and unethical billing practices. The SHINE Senior Medicare Patrol Program has been hearing about DNA and genetic testing schemes in other parts of the country, and we recently learned that they are...

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Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Elder Law, Exploitation, In The News, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Protecting Vulnerable Adults With Asset Freeze Law by Shannon Miller, ESQ The Asset Freeze Law Overview On July 1, 2018 the new law, Injunction for Protection from Exploitation/Asset Protection for Vulnerable Adults, went into effect.  Under the new injunction statute, using the current framework for injunctions against domestic violence, a circuit court can provide a process to “stop the bleed” of assets where vulnerable adults are being victimized.  This injunction provides another tool to stop exploitation and undue...

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Shannon Miller Wins Senior Advocacy Award

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Elder Law, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Shannon Miller Wins Senior Advocacy Award

Jerome Solkoff Senior Advocacy Award Jerome “Jerry” Solkoff was a lifelong advocate for the elderly and disabled.  He enjoyed a distinguished professional life spanning more than four decades.  Jerry received numerous honors for his advocacy on behalf of the elderly during his lifetime and amassed thousands of hours of pro bono services within his community. The Jerome Solkoff Advocacy Award is an annual advocacy award presented by The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) to an AFELA member or member of an Elder Allied...

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New Law Allowing Credit Freeze For Financial Caregivers

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on New Law Allowing Credit Freeze For Financial Caregivers

What You Should Know About Credit Freeze To Protect Against Financial Exploitation This article was written by Stacy Canan and Lois Greisman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you manage someone else’s money, protecting your loved one from financial exploitation and scams is among your important responsibilities. Starting Sept. 21, 2018, a new federal law lets some financial caregivers request a security freeze, also called a credit freeze, on their loved one’s behalf. Taking this step can help protect them from identity...

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How To Handle Family Exploitation

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Handle Family Exploitation

Brother, Alleged Exploiter, Receives Equal Inheritance As Siblings By Shannon Miller, Esq. The Miller Elder Law Firm presents a question & answer session on family exploitation and possible legal solutions. “My brother moved in our Mom’s house last year to take care of her. She was 88 and fearful about being moved into a nursing home.  He did not have a place to live, so she agreed to let him move in so she could remain in her home. My sister and I were unaware of this arrangement and became immediately concerned since he...

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New Security Freeze Legislation Protects Seniors

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Exploitation, Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Security Freeze Legislation Protects Seniors

The New Law Provides Free Security Freezes To Protect Your Credit Report  Written by Jeremiah Battle, National Consumer Law Center Overview Of Security Freeze Law There are many scams targeting older adults that trick them into giving money to bogus companies, timeshares,or bail for grandchildren.  Identity theft is another scam that lures people into giving out personal information. The scammers then use this information to steal the older adults’ identity and ruin a lifetime of positive credit. A new law signed by the President on May...

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An NPR Interview With Shannon Miller on Financial Vulnerability

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Events | Comments Off on An NPR Interview With Shannon Miller on Financial Vulnerability

by David Brancaccio of NPR’s Marketplace Listen to the broadcast. Shannon Miller was interviewed by David Brancaccio of NPR’s Marketplace for his radio broadcast on age-associated financial vulnerability. Financial vulnerability is thought to make older adults more susceptible to scams. According to the research, “There is neuroscience and psychological data to suggest our ability to detect sketchy situations may decline. Or, we may become prone to seeing the upside of a risky deal and blow off the downside. Some people are...

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Elder Law Strategy to Protect Florida’s Seniors

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Elder Law Strategy to Protect Florida’s Seniors

Strategic Initiatives for Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys AFELA, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, held its annual strategic planning retreat in St. Petersburg in May 2018.  The non-profit organization is the pre-eminent organization of Florida elder law attorneys providing advocacy, education, and action on behalf of seniors and adults with disabilities.     Shannon Miller was selected to participate in the 2-day event that reviewed successes in 2017 and set goals for the upcoming year to address the most significant...

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Exploitation Injunction: How To Use New Law To Help Victims

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Exploitation Injunction: How To Use New Law To Help Victims

Training To Protect Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults Sponsored by the Senior Advocacy Network of North Central Florida Friday, May 4th from 11am-1pm at the Senior Center Attorney Shannon Miller, instrumental in drafting new legislation to protect seniors from exploitation, will speak on May 4, 2018 at the Senior Center to present the new law to colleagues for implementation into their practices. The Panel Of Experts On Exploitation Injunction:  Shannon Miller, certified Elder Law attorney instrumental in the passage of the exploitation...

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New Asset Freeze Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Adults

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on New Asset Freeze Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Adults

Protecting Aging and Disabled Adults Against Financial Exploitation Your Legislative Update 2018 Introducing Asset Freeze “My name is Jean.  I am 75 years old and I am a victim of financial exploitation.  For the past couple of years I have struggled emotionally because of personal problems.  I felt overwhelmed and could not handle my financial affairs.  My brother, Bob, offered to help and I gratefully accepted.  I gave him complete access to my money.  But instead of managing my finances, he stole my life savings, more than...

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