Helpful Links

Legal Research:
Elder Law Related Legal Resources on the Web
National Senior Citizens Law Center:Current issues in Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, benefits and eligibility.
Resources on Aging by the U.S. Administration on Community Living: Department of Health and Human Services
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Home Page
The National Council on the Aging
National Health Law Program: A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Bet Tzedek Legal Services including Downloadable Resources
Nanny Tax Employment Taxes for Household Employers
Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
Flying Solo: dealing with divorce and separation and matters affecting the elderly and disabled.

Reverse Mortgage Information
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Reverse Mortgage Learning Center
MLS Mortgage:Reverse Mortgage Advisors
Senior Reverse Mortgage
Reverse Mortgage Guide:Things a Senior Adult Must Know Before Seeking a Reverse Mortgage Loan

Medicaid Information
The Medicaid Information from Families USA The Voice for Health Care Consumers
Medicaid Legal Information Letters from Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (Erie County, New York)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Info on Medicaid
Official U.S. Government Web Site for Medicare Information
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: formerly Health Care Financing Administration -Information on Medicare/Medicaid.
Social Security Administration’s Program Operations Manual System: SSI POMS
National Association of Social Security Claims Representatives: NOSSCR has a good list of links to Social Security info sites.
HIICAP: New York State Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance: Medicare, Medigap, Long Term Care, Managed Care.
Medicare Rights Center

Nursing Home Law
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
Nursing Home Compare: Information on every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country

Advanced Directives & Health Care Proxies
Advanced Directives & Health Care Proxies from Partnership For Caring: America’s Voices For The Dying

Federal Government Resources
FirstGov: A site to search federal government websites. A website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.
Thomas: U.S. House of Representatives’ Resource on Senate & House Bills in the current legislative session.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Info on Medicaid and Medicare.
CMS’s State Medicaid Manual
The Social Security Administration and The SSA Handbook
Official U.S. Government Web Site for Medicare Information
Department of Health and Human Services
IRS home page with downloadable tax forms and publications
The Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) is the authoritative instrument of the IRS for announcing all substantive ruling necessary to promote a uniform application of tax law
Obtain an EIN on-line

The Federal Courts
Findlaw’s Supreme Court: Searchable Decisions from 1937 [a free service].
Federal Courts: Directory of Electronic Public Access Services
Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions from 1990 – present
U. S. Federal Circuit Courts: All Known Contact & Access Information

Federal Statutes and Regulations
Hypertext Internal Revenue Code
Searchable U.S. Code
United States Code (Cornell)
U.S. Code Table of Popular Names
Code of Federal Regulations
Office of the Law Revision Counsel: The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code

State Law Resources
ALSO! (American Law Sources On-Line) provides a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law that are available without charge (Covers U.S., Canada & Mexico)
Municipal Codes On-line: nation-wide list of links to city and county codes on the World Wide Web
Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA): Quick Access to Tax Forms from All States
Illinois Court Decisions: Illinois Judicial System Online – Office of the Reporter of Decisions Opinions of the Supreme and Appellate Courts
New York Legal Materials (Cornell)

New York State Resources
N.Y. Consolidated Laws, Session Laws, Legislative Bills
New York State Assembly New Web Site & Bill Locator
N.Y. Health & Welfare Regulations: Title 10 and 18
New York Agency Materials (OTDA & DOH) including Administrative Memos, Informational Letters from Western New York Law Center
New York OTDA Policy Directives (ADM & INF): 1990 to present(Includes Medicaid to 1996)
NYS DOH Medicaid Library of Official Documents (ADM, INF & GIS): 1996 ñ present

New York State Judicial Branch
New York State Court of Appeals Decisions (Office of Court Administration)
New York Slip Opinion Service

New York State Executive Branch
New York State Office for the Aging
New York State Department of Health
NY Housing: Special Rights of Senior Citizens

Law School Resources
The ABA List of Law Schools
Wake Forest University School of Law: The Elder Law Clinic
Internet Legal Resource Guide: University of Texas
The Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School
Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
Full U.S. Code

Some General Legal Resource Locators
Law Guru: Over 340 Search Engines for Legal Research & How to Subscribe to Mailing Lists
Law Library Resource Exchange
Findlaw’s Index of Legal Resources
Internet Legal Resource Guide
National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators: Have you lost your money? This page will give you all the information you need to find out if you have unclaimed property.
Immigration Information from Fitzgerald & Company

Some ElderCare & Miscellaneous Related Resources on the Web is a site specifically with the elderly in mind. It is setup to extend help, guidance, and provide links to the products and services that cater to senior citizens.
MySeniorCare: find up-to-date information on home health care agencies assisted living facilities hospice nursing and more. is a resource for finding local senior residential options. It has information on nursing homes, assisted living, memory care and retirement communities, as well as articles on important senior housing topics.
Assisted Living Source is a comprehensive directory which can help you find the right Assisted Living Community, Nursing Home, Retirement Community, Alzheimer’s Care Facility, or Independent Living Community.
Assisted Living Directory is a directory of facility information. provides prices & ratings for senior communities.
Home Care Profile is a comprehensive directory which can help you find the right Home Care Service.
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics. 2d Edition (On-line)
Eldercare Web
International Association for Financial Planning
ThirdAge: A Web community of active older adults, 50+ and seniors. Features chat, free stuff, discounts, health care, computers, retirement, investing, care giving, travel, news, and more!
Elder Information and Assistance: a resource that provides professional assistance and links to the information about aging issues
Senior Resource: housing and lifestyle choices and how to plan and pay for them
Mr. Long-Term Care: news and information on aging, caregiving and long-term care diectories, articles, newsletters & tools for Elder Care & Child Care

Bar Associations
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association

Estate Planning (Including Free Health Care Proxy Form)
Health Care Proxy & Living Will - NYC Caregiver
Health Care Proxy - Appointing Your Healthcare Agent in New York State
The Findlaw Guide to Estate Planning


Collegium of Pecuniary Damages Experts
National Association of Forensic Economics
American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts

White House
National Vital Statistics Reports - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Congressional Budget Office
Social Security Administration

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