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  • 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 59 days ago, 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…
    - 59 days ago, 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…
    - 64 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 80 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 99 days ago, 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 -
  • What Kinds of Documents Can Medicaid Demand?
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney One of our clients who is applying for Medicaid benefits was recently asked to provide credit reports to the Board of Social Services.  This was certainly an…
    - 6 Feb 17, 5:50pm -
  • Medicaid Can Go After Wrongful Death Settlement Proceedings
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney As you know from reading my blogs, Medicaid seeks reimbursement for what it has payed out in benefits, subject to certain exceptions.  As I discussed in an e…
    - 30 Dec 16, 2:17pm -
  • Roth IRA’s: Factors Even the Best Planners Forget to Consider When Medicaid is Needed
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Estate Planning Attorney The primary risk of owning a Roth IRA is the possibility of it being spent down should the need for long-term care occur. The reason is because an IRA is…
    - 23 Dec 16, 6:39pm -
  • Trusts Controlled By the Beneficiary are Considered Resources for Medicaid Eligibility Determination Purposes
    By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney From the title of the article alone, you would think this blog post is a no-brainer.  Medicaid looks back five years to determine if you made transfers of re…
    - 9 Dec 16, 5:45pm -

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