Assistance for Your Medicaid Application

Do You Need Assistance in Filing Your Medicaid Application?

Fredrick P. Niemann Esq.

To speak to a caring, experienced New Jersey Medicaid lawyer, ask for Fredrick P. Niemann of Hanlon Niemann & Wright today.

You can reach Fred toll-free at  (855) 376-5291 or e-mail him at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com to set up an office consultation at your convenience.

Doing it Alone

Some people can (and should) file a Medicaid application on their own.  Others cannot or should not because of the complexity of their family finances, legal and/or other issues they may not appreciate.  I have prepared a test to determine whether professional assistance is needed in preparing and filing your Medicaid application.  Read each question below carefully and be as honest in your answers as possible.

  • Do I know the location of the Medicaid office where the application must be filed?
  • Am I familiar with all the documentation that must accompany the filing of a Medicaid application?  Do I know how to “package” the application correctly to obtain the most efficient processing by the assigned Medicaid caseworker?
  • Am I familiar with Medicaid laws regarding Medicaid eligibility, resource limits and spend down obligations, and do I have sufficient documentation to prove that a profound spend down in my case is proper?
  • Am I familiar with NJ Medicaid laws regarding permissible vs. impermissible gifts, uncompensated transfers of assets, and other issues that may affect my eligibility?
  • Do I have enough documentation to explain that transfers made within the past 5 years prior to filing are legally protected?  If not, do I know what to do?
  • Do I have the 50+ hours that it is estimated a layperson will spend preparing, filing, and following to conclusion a Medicaid application?
  • If the eligibility caseworker asks questions, do I understand the process sufficiently to give him/her the correct and appropriate answers, which will not hurt me or the Medicaid applicant?
  • Do I know what a pre-admission screening is and how it applies to filing a Medicaid application?
  • If the application is rejected, am I familiar with the time limits and rules for filing an appeal and requesting a Fair Hearing?
  • If my application has not been rejected but is also not approved and I’m being “jerked around”, am I familiar with my rights and the procedures for obtaining prompt action?
  • Do I know how to deal with the nursing home or assisted living residence when they are not being paid during the pendency of the Medicaid Application and do I know how much I must pay them every month until Medicaid is approved?

If many of the questions listed above were answered “no”, then contact Fredrick P. Niemann toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or fniemann@hnlawfirm.com to set up an office consultation at your convenience.  Fred will tell you honestly and directly if you can go it alone when filing your Medicaid application.

Applying for Medicaid Eligibility For Long Term Care in NJ (Part I)

Applying for Medicaid Eligibility For Long Term Care in NJ (Part II)