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  • Medicaid Asset Protection Planning Prevented if the Power of Attorney Does Not Authorize it
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Recently a client consulted with a Medicaid lawyer in north Jersey because their mother moved to a nursing home. At $12,000 per month, the family can’t a…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:00pm -
  • New Jersey Medicaid Benefits Jeopardized By Accidental Inheritance
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney New Jersey Medicaid pays Mom’s nursing home bill each month. Dad dies suddenly while mom is still alive and still living in the nursing home. She is the…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 2:37pm -
  • Mother May Qualify for Medicaid Despite the Transfer of her Assets and Resources to her Disabled Son
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Special Needs Trust & N.J. Medicaid Attorney I met recently with a family where the mother will apply for Medicaid soon. She is 81 years old and is having difficulty getting arou…
    - 65 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:11pm -
  • New Jersey Medicaid Allows Father in Nursing Home to Keep Only $35 per Month…Yes You Read This Correctly
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney A friend of mine was inquiring about NJ Medicaid benefits for his father. He’s 84 and will need a nursing home soon, unfortunately. He’s shared a…
    - 70 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • Revisiting Estate Recovery in New Jersey (Part 2)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney In Part 1 of this series we began our discussion on Estate Recovery. I introduced you generally to the federal statutes regarding the recovery of Medicaid benef…
    - 10 Jul 17, 4:52pm -
  • Revisiting Estate Recovery in New Jersey (Part 1)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney In New Jersey, the Department of Human Services, is required by law to recover Medicaid payments from the savings and assets of a Medicaid recipient at the time…
    - 10 Jul 17, 1:33pm -
  • New Jersey Gets Aggressive with Estate Recovery (Part 4)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Recovery Defense Attorney In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to an appeal case involving a priority lien for reimbursement of Medicaid benefits. Part 2 discussed th…
    - 15 May 17, 5:10pm -
  • New Jersey Gets Aggressive with Estate Recovery (Part 3)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Administration Defense Attorney In Part 2 of this series I discussed a case involving the filing of a priority lien for reimbursement of Medicaid benefits paid to a benefi…
    - 15 May 17, 5:03pm -
  • New Jersey Gets Aggressive with Estate Recovery (Part 2)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Recovery Defense Attorney In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to a recent Appeal involving a priority lien for reimbursement of Medicaid benefits. In this post I wou…
    - 15 May 17, 3:46pm -
  • New Jersey Gets Aggressive with Estate Recovery (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Recovery Defense Attorney Estate recovery is a big deal to the State of New Jersey. It desperately looks for ways to raise revenues. A recent Appeal was filed with the NJ…
    - 15 May 17, 1:28pm -
  • What Does the Term “Resourceâ€� Mean Under Medicaid Laws?
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney A “resourceâ€�, for purposes of Medicaid law is also known as an “assetâ€�. The term is defined as “cash or other liquid assets or a…
    - 24 Apr 17, 4:21pm -
  • Gifting the Community Spouse Resource Allowance: How Will Medicaid Treat this Gift
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney One of the biggest problems in getting Medicaid to pay for the nursing home costs of a loved one is gifting money and property to family members that could have…
    - 24 Apr 17, 1:40pm -
  • Am I Paying Too Much for My Nursing Home?
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Did you know that nursing homes who accept Medicaid have two different resident payment rates depending on your source of funds?  There is the private pay ra…
    - 19 Apr 17, 2:08pm -
  • Medicaid Consumer Brief
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Before you complete a Medicaid application be sure to take a moment to read this message from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs: http://www.njconsumer…
    - 5 Apr 17, 4:48pm -
  • Funds Used to Repair a Grandson’s Home Were Not Deemed Transfers to Qualify for Medicaid
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Eligibility Attorney In a case out of New York, we recently read about a successful attempt in the States Supreme Court, (Appellate Division) to reverse the Department o…
    - 3 Apr 17, 4:24pm -
  • Beware of Medicaid Application Advisors: Their Advice May Be Wrong and Illegal
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney I just read a New Jersey ethics opinion today that I would like to share with you.  Applying for Medicaid can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. Ma…
    - 24 Mar 17, 4:31pm -
  • Medicaid Applicant Responsible for Withdrawals from Joint Bank Account By Co-Owner
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney The unpublished opinion from the Appellate Division, E.S. v. Div. of Med. Assistance & Health Services, discusses the issue of a daughter’s use of a join…
    - 22 Mar 17, 5:06pm -
  • Life Estate is a Sufficient Property Interest That Has Value for Purposes of Determining Medicaid Eligibility
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney An unpublished opinion from the Appellate Division, E.S. v. Div. of Med. Assistance & Health Services, highlights the importance of evaluating the value of a li…
    - 15 Mar 17, 4:08pm -
  • Spend Down? What is it Okay to Spend That Money On? (Part II)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Alzheimer’s Attorney Once the husband’s money is spent down to the limit dictated by New Jersey, (i.e. $2,000) a spouse is considered the “community spouseâ€� and she will be entitled to…
    - 13 Mar 17, 5:33pm -
  • Spending Down My Assets? What Does New Jersey Say is Okay to Spend That Money On? (Part I)
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Alzheimer’s Attorney Under New Jersey Medicaid law, some things are easy to figure out. Others, not so much.  A couple can always decide to pay the cost of long term care at a nursing home privately…
    - 13 Mar 17, 5:22pm -

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  • Love your bones
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    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 4:01am -
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    - 18 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 4:01am -
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    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 17, 4:01am -
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    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:01am -
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    - 61 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 4:01am -
  • Finding a hospice provider just got easier
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers in all stages of life to empower them to take ownership of their healthcare choices. Thi…
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