Response Time for a Decision on Your Medicaid Application

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Lawyer Medicaid applications take a long time to prepare and an even longer time to be evaluated by the state.  Be prepared to wait at least 45-180 days for processing your Medicaid application. If your application is incomplete, you’ll wait even longer or be denied […]

The New Jersey Medicaid Application Process:  It’s Tough!

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Attorney The Medicaid application process differs state to state. In New Jersey, the county Medicaid office is generally available to answer questions about, qualifying for Medicaid, as well as the ins and outs of the application process.  But good luck getting a live person or […]

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Freehold, NJ Elder Care Attorney What is PACE? PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. It is an innovative Medicare program that provides individuals age 55 and older comprehensive medical and social services provided by a team of professionals in a community-based center […]

When Can Medicare Stop Paying for Skilled Care and Rehabilitation

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Often times families and patients are told by representatives of a nursing home or outpatient Medicare provider that Medicare will not pay for continued rehab, therapy or care because the patient is not improving. But is this policy legal? The short answer […]

This Just In From the State: 2015-2016 Community Spousal Maintenance, Shelter and Utility Allowance Adjustments (MMNA & CSRA Allowance)

Effective July 1, 2015 the new base income allowance for a community spouse will increase from $1,966.25 to $1,991.25. The new standard for determining the excess shelter allowance for the community spouse increases from $589.88 to $597.38. Therefore, in computing the community spouse allowance, the community spouse’s shelter costs in excess of $597.38 shall be […]

Big Change to Medicaid

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey decided an interesting case. The case, Greta Reuter v. the Burlington County Board of Social Services, addresses the contents of any notice the state must give an applicant who is denied Medicaid […]

Must You Sell Your NJ Business to Qualify for Medicaid

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Eligibility Law Firm When the State considers an applicant’s eligibility for Medicaid, it meticulously scrutinizes the applicant’s financial assets to ensure that all resources are valued below the $2,000.00 limit. In order to fully determine whether an applicant is Medicaid eligible, the State […]

New Jersey Laws on Estate Recovery Against a Deceased Medicaid Nursing Home Resident Leaving Behind a Disabled Child

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a NJ Medicaid Attorney New Jersey is allowed to file a lien against the assets of a deceased Medicaid beneficiary. Generally, the only available asset is the person’s home, often called their personal residence. When applying for Medicaid, the Medicaid claim form states that the state can […]

Social Security – Should You Take it Early or Not?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney Much has been written recently about the pros and cons of taking Social Security early at age 62 vs. waiting till full retirement age (which gradually increases till it reaches age 67 for those born in 1959 and later). One article I read recently explains […]

A Disorganized Paper Trail Often Results in a Denial of NJ Medicaid

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Applying for Medicaid Attorney In New Jersey, Medicaid applications are getting tougher to get approved these days. The State has created a new application form that requires more detail and information. Many families call us to handle their Medicaid application. Often I advise clients that we have to […]