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  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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 -
  • Yes, New Jersey Even Pays For Funerals
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Long-Term Care Attorney The State of New Jersey will pay for funerals through the Department of Human Services (DHS). To apply for a “public assistanceâ€� fun…
    - 13 Mar 17, 4:47pm -
  • A Prenuptial Agreement May Not Be Enough to Avoid Supporting Your Spouse…Sometimes
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Administration Attorney Martial vows vary from person to person, couple to couple, but each vow contains very similar promises to the other, including  you will love an…
    - 6 Mar 17, 2:30pm -

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    - 67 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 4:01am -
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    - 73 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 2:51pm -
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    - 87 days ago, 23 May 17, 4:01am -
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