- Once you qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are then eligible for NJ FamilyCare Medicaid. However, there are some rules to keep in mind.
Federal and State laws require that all other sources of payment for medical care must be used before Medicaid will pay a bill. When I say “other sources”, I am referring to Medicare, private health insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and third-party insurance benefits from an automobile accident or other personal injury settlement or judgment.
Also keep in mind that the state will file a lien against the estate of a deceased Medicaid beneficiary to recover all Medicaid payments for services received on or after age 55 if there is no surviving spouse, no surviving children under age 21, no children who are blind or permanently and totally disabled.
To discuss your NJ Medicaid matter, please contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ask us about our video conferencing consultations if you are unable to come to our office.
By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County NJ Medicaid Attorney