By David O’NeillA skilled and experienced Elder Law Attorney at LG&T can help you and your family navigate the complexities of a Medicaid application for a resident of a nursing home in New York State.   In order to qualify for Medicaid to assist in paying for the cost of a nursing home, an applicant must meet certain eligibility requirements for his or her “resources” and “income”.  The Medicaid rules differentiate between exempt assets and countable [...]

The Deadline for Most New York Property Owners to Contest Their Assessment is Tuesday, May 28, 2024 By Nicholas J. Scarantino, Esq.Grievance Day falls on the 4th Tuesday in May every year, and in most New York Counties, that deadline has not changed for 2024.  The real property tax grievance process has returned to pre-pandemic procedures, which means that you now have full access to the assessor’s office to review assessment records, pick up and drop off grievance forms, and [...]

In a significant development for H-1B visa holders, the Department of State (DOS) initiated a pilot program on January 29, 2024, streamlining the visa renewal process. For the first time, certain H-1B visa holders now have the opportunity to renew their visas online, eliminating the need to travel outside the United States to an embassy or consulate. This pilot is specifically designed for principal H-1B applicants whose last visa was issued in India or Canada, offering a much-needed convenience [...]

LGT forwards this resource to highlight a new fee that will be assessed on all Forms I-129, I-129CW, and I-140 beginning April 1, 2024, as well as to explain new fee structures for Form I-129 and Form I-485 and its ancillary benefit applications (Form I-765 and Form I-131). Details of Changes to Fee Structures for Form I-129 and Form I-140 The Final USCIS Fee Schedule, which will be implemented on April 1, 2024, introduces an Asylum Program Fee of $600 for Forms I-129, I-129CW, and I-140. This [...]

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a series of significant changes that will impact the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B registration and cap filing season. These changes involve adjustments to the H-1B registration system, a revision of the fee schedule, the introduction of an Asylum Program Fee, and updates to online filing and premium processing fees. Please review the following summary of these critical updates: H-1B Registration Final Rule Starting FY 2025, the [...]

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