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Long Island Estate Planning & Elder Law Resources

Below, you will find links to useful resources relating to Elder Law and Estate Planning. Still have questions? Contact us today.

Estate Administration

Small Estate Administration
Estate probate and administration for estates valued below $50,000 in New York State.

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
How to transfer a vehicle if a family member has died.

Department of Social Security
Social Security Survivors Benefit information.

NYS Web Surrogate
WebSurrogate provides information on estate proceedings within NYS Surrogate’s Courts.

NYS Unclaimed Funds
Search NYS unclaimed funds.

Treasury Securities Search
Online search tool for finding Treasury Securities or missing interest.

Care Resources

Official Medicaid Website
General information about Medicaid.

Nursing Home Information (NYS)
NYS nursing home profiles including information about quality of care.

Find & Compare Nursing Homes (Medicare)
Nursing home research tool.

LTCC Nursing Home Information
Nursing home research tool with info and ranking.

Home Care Agency Information
NYS Home care agency search by region.

Assisted Living Program (ALP) Facilities
Care facilities licensed for ALP services.

Medicare

Official Medicare Website
General information about the Medicare program

Medicare
Information about covered costs for short-term skilled nursing facility care.

Special Needs

Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
Nonprofit organization providing resources, programs and services to people with disabilities.

Guardianship

NYS Court Official Website – Article 17A Guardianship
How to start a guardianship case for an intellectually or developmentally disabled adult.

NYS Court Official Website – Article 81 Guardianship
How to start an Article 81 case for the appointment of a guardian of an incapacitated person.

Real Estate

Nassau County Deed Request
Deed and recorded document request information for Nassau County.

Nassau County Deed Search
Deed and recorded document online search for Nassau County

Nassau County Property Information
The Nassau County Land Records Viewer allows access assessment roll data, district information, tax maps, property photographs, past taxes, tax rates, exemptions with amounts and comparable sales.

Suffolk County Deed Request
Deed and recorded document request information for Suffolk County.

ACRIS (Deeds In NYC)
Deed and recorded document information for New York City.

Register for STAR Program

The STAR program can save homeowners hundreds of dollars each year. If you’re a new homeowner or are not receiving a STAR benefit on your current home, register as soon as your home becomes your primary residence.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Nassau Suffolk Law Services
Pro Bono legal services for individuals with low income or disabilities.

Legal Aid Nassau County
Non-profit organization dedicated to helping indigent individuals in Nassau criminal or family court matters.

Legal Aid Suffolk County
Non-profit organization dedicated to helping indigent individuals in Suffolk criminal or family court matters.

Suffolk County Bar Association
Lawyer referral service in Suffolk County.

Nassau County Bar Association
Lawyer referral service in Nassau County.

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