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Stop Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly Now

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Stop Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly Now

A One-Day Conference To Stop Financial Exploitation. Elder financial abuse is a multi-billion dollar problem and Florida is taking steps to stop exploitation. Gainesville will host a conference for professionals across the state who work with aging adults and have a mission of stopping exploitation now. The community is also invited to stay current on how to identify an prevent exploitation. Sponsors include the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys), Elder Options, Elder Care of Alachua County,...

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Medicare Coverage After 72 Hour Hospital Admission

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Medicare, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Medicare Coverage After 72 Hour Hospital Admission

Your Medicare Coverage Rights Explained By Shannon Miller While you have never heard of The Jimmo v. Sebelius case, it may have significant impact on the cost of your post-hospital rehabilitation care. Here is a summary of the case and how it applies to you and how to obtain your full Medicare benefits. Overview In the case of Jimmo v. Sebelius, the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) alleged that Medicare claims involving skilled care were being inappropriately denied by rehabilitation facilities based on an “Improvement...

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Age Of Fraud: Are Seniors More Vulnerable To Financial Scams?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Age Of Fraud: Are Seniors More Vulnerable To Financial Scams?

What You Must Know To Stop Scams and Exploitation by Shannon Miller Brains and Losses is an investigative report by Marketplace.org regarding the epidemic that is exploitation.  The full hour program can be found here. It was a pleasure being able to work with these professionals explaining how exploitation is affecting seniors in the state of Florida and what we are doing about it.  My involvement in the report reflects how serious this epidemic has affected seniors in our state.  Since the exploitation injunction became available in...

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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 In The News, Shannon Miller | 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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