This course, presented by elder law attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams, offers a practical guide to representing a client at a fair hearing challenging the decision of a local Department of Social Services Agency’s decision to deny Medicaid Benefits. Hobson-Williams gives practitioners a step-by-step guide to preparing for and presenting a Medicaid Administrative Law Fair Hearing. Viewers will learn how to properly request the hearing and effectively present their case at the hearing. Viewers will also understand the procedural posture of the hearing as well as how to appeal any adverse decision within the statute of limitations.
Additionally, the program provides a review of N.Y.S. Medicaid Eligibility for Home Care, examined in the context of what actions give rise to Medicaid Denials. N.Y.S. Medicaid Law is discussed, along with a survey of recent Appellate Division and Fair Hearing decisions. Hobson-Williams also provides answers to commonly asked questions by Elder Law attorneys attending fair hearings.
Appointed to the bench by the Board of Trustees in 2008, and elected in 2009, Tanya Hobson-Williams was the first African-American Female Justice in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead before leaving the bench in 2013. Tanya Hobson–Williams obtained her B.A. in Government and Politics from St. John's University and her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Labor and Policy.
Tanya Hobson-Williams has an active elder law practice assisting senior citizens in obtaining Medicaid for Home Care and Nursing Home Care. She routinely lectures at senior citizen centers, assisted living facilities, law schools and counsels families on a variety of topics of concerns to families caring for the elderly. Attorney Hobson-Williams is also contracted by the State of New York Employee Assistance Program to provide training to state employees on legal issues that affect state employees.
Tanya Hobson-Williams’ practice has resulted in a number of legal decisions that have assisted attorneys in the practice of Guardianship Law and has written a number of articles on Guardianship practice in New York and Medicaid planning for seniors. As a Village Justice, Tanya Hobson-Williams, struck down unconstitutional Village laws in her People v. Allstate Properties and upheld free speech in People v. Babyak decisions.
Attorney Hobson-Williams engages in pro bono legal services through her work as a Guardian ad Litem with the N.Y.C. Housing Courts in New York City providing services to disabled and senior citizens who need representation in Housing Court who are facing eviction. Attorney Hobson-Williams has served as a Guardian ad Litem for over 13 years and has represented hundreds of individuals facing eviction.
She gained her expertise in the field of elder law through her employment with several New York City Law Firms before opening her own practice. She received recognition from the Nassau County Executive Office, the Hempstead Branch of the NAACP for legal services, and a service award from the Calvary Tabernacle in 2013.
She has offices located in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx and has been an elder law attorney for 20 years.
Tanya Hobson-Williams was most informative and overall excellent - hope to have more lecturers like her.
Practical and straight-forward.
Very clear and concise presentation
Very effective presenter.
Excellently presented on topic most people know nothing about.
Outstanding informative presentation.
very interesting and well presented
Very detailed and informative and very well presented.
Speaker was very knowledgeable.
Very well one with lots of good information and practice tips.
subject matter was handled professionally
Excellent presenter and presentation. Very important topic that impacts many.
Very good instructor!
The summary was useful, but it could have been more comprehensive.
She was one of the best presenters so far.
I love the tip about preparing a memorandum of law for the judge at the time of the hearing.
May come in hand with my increasingly aging clientele.
Fascinating topic and really interesting and knowledgeable presenter.
Outstanding presentation very thorough.
One of the best courses to date.
I loved the practical tips given within the presentation
This course was very informative and the speaker was really knowledgeable.
Very informative - good explanation regarding how to pursue remedies
Tanya Hobson-Williams was an effective presenter.
A clear concise presentation. Very helpful.
Excellent summary. And I have to say excellent advice, not to a lawyer but also as a parent.
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