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  • What Happens If Your Income Is Too High; Can You Still Qualify For Medicaid?
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Sometimes people ask me whether they can qualify for Medicaid even though they have fairly significant income.   Most are surprised when I tell them the a…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 1:46pm -
  • The New Jersey Medicaid Look-Back Period Is Often Misunderstood
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Clients are forever asking me if they have to wait five years to apply for NJ Medicaid benefits for a parent’s nursing home care if a gift(s) has been ma…
    - 42 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 2:43pm -
  • Whose Debt Takes Priority if an Estate Is Insolvent and NJ Medicaid Gets Involved
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Administration Attorney If an estate has debts whose total amount $$$ exceeds the value of Estate assets, cash, etc, the estate is known as insolvent. Insolvent Estates cr…
    - 18 Dec 17, 6:20pm -
  • Who Takes Creditor Priority To A Deceased Father’s Estate, A N.J. Medicaid Lien or Estate Expenses?
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Probate Estate Administration & Medicaid Lien Attorney Here’s an interesting inquiry which I’d like to share with you. My response shows that with an advocate on yo…
    - 1 Nov 17, 2:21pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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  • Rethink drinking
    As you get older, alcohol may start to effect you differently. You may become more sensitive to it, and your regular drinking habits could become a problem. Drinking too much alcohol can cause falls and fractures. Alcohol can also cause dangerous int…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 1:09pm -
  • New Medicare cards have started to mail!
    Medicare has started sending new cards with new Medicare Numbers to people with Medicare. Your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you, instead of your current Social Security-based number. This will help to protect you against frau…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • At risk for diabetes? Take this quick test.
    Diabetes affects over 30 million people in the U.S.—are you one of them? Tuesday, March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and it’s a great time to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you’re at risk for develop…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 4:01am -
  • Need help with your Medicare costs?
    If you have Medicare and you’re facing challenges with paying for health care, you may be eligible for programs that can help you save money on medical and drug costs. People with limited income and resources may qualify for Medicaid—a…
    - 29 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 4:01am -
  • Medicare helps you get smart about kidney disease
    Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being 60 or older. The best way to fight kidney disease is to…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 4:01am -
  • Healthy Eating Solutions – Medicare can help!
    As American lifestyles have gotten busier, the demand for food that can be purchased and eaten quickly—known as fast food–has gained speed, too. With today’s hectic schedules, it can be hard to find time to prepare a healthy meal or e…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 5:01am -
  • 5 ways to become an informed Medicare consumer
    Each day, you make important choices about your finances, health, privacy, and more. During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 4–8, 2018, non-profit organizations and government agencies can help you take advantage of your r…
    - 47 days ago, 4 Mar 18, 5:01am -
  • 5 ways to lower your risk of colon cancer
    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 5:03am -
  • Spring into action with an ounce of prevention
    Spring is a season of new beginnings and growth, bringing us longer hours of daylight, sprouting tulips, and warmer weather. It’s the perfect time to renew your commitment to better health, and practice preventive care. Preventive services are…
    - 50 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 5:01am -
  • Donors save lives
    Each year, about 8,000 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and just one donor can save and heal up to 75 lives through organ and tissue donation. Today, there are more than 120,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and many m…
    - 65 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 5:01am -