Medicaid Eligibility and Planning

New Jersey Medicaid Eligibility


Americans are living longer than ever before.

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You don’t have to go broke to pay for long term care.  You don’t have to lie awake at night scared to death worrying about how to obtain Medicaid in NJ, or whether your loved one is eligible for the care they so desperately need.  If I’m describing you, if you’re feeling stressed, frightened and want the advice and reassurance of an experienced and caring NJ Medicaid attorney, I’m here for you, right now… today.  Just reach out to me!

At Hanlon Niemann, we understand Medicaid, Global Options and other home care programs available for individuals over 50 and disabled adults.

New Jersey has participated in the federal Medicaid program since 1970. Today, New Jersey Medicaid is the largest social services program in the state government. It provides for the health care needs of more than 1,000,000 people.

Medicaid in New Jersey is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 1965 to finance health care services for seniors. This program pays for hospital, doctor, prescriptions, nursing home and other health care services for medically needy individuals.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. got a first-hand look at the problems of the elderly many years ago with the aging of his beloved grandparents.

“When my grandmother developed dementia, my parents would try to get answers to questions about things like Medicare benefits, insurance and Medicaid,” he said.  “We would get little snippets of information, a few answers, but no one seemed to be able to put it all together. I thought there was a crying need for someone to do it right.”

This experience moved Mr. Niemann years later to become more involved in elder law and life care planning for the elderly.  Today, his law firm in central New Jersey practices throughout New Jersey and focuses on issues affecting seniors such as elder law, Medicaid, Medicare, guardianship, estate planning, and how to find and pay for a long-term care including assisted living, nursing home and independent care.

The firm has especially focused in on a growing need – people 85 and older who make up the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.

“The special needs of my older clients are significant and highly complex,” said Niemann.  “If you’re going to help service these special and vulnerable people you counsel, you must have a substantive grasp of the law, including rules related to Medicare/Medicaid and other government benefits.

It also takes a sensitivity of how to deal with people on an “emotional level.” With many of his elderly clients confused by the intricacies of Medicaid and long-term care, their grown children are also frustrated.

Sound like you can benefit from a sit down with Mr. Niemann?  You’ll be glad you did.  Just call our office today. Ask for Mr. Niemann to personally discuss your NJ Medicaid needs toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail him at

On March 6th, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. addressed the Monmouth County cNJ Bar Association Family Law Committee on Special Needs Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts for adult and minor incapacitated children and aged parents and their use in asset planning and eligibility for government benefit programs, including Medicaid, SSI and SSD.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. spoke on Alzheimer’s Disease, a complimentary symposium for caregivers and family members presented by Alcoeur Gardens and The Memory Enhancement Center on Thursday, March 6th. Topics covered were memory loss conditions, caregivers tips and strategies, current treatment modalities including new research medications, support networking, VA benefits and how to preserve your assets.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently the featured speaker in Colts Neck, NJ at a seminar entitled Investments & Estate Planning for Trusts and Wills for High Net Worth Individuals.  He spoke on the current state of federal and NJ tax laws and how to protect family assets from catastrophic illness.

Please click here for a full list of speaking engagements.


Rutgers State University is pleased to invite Mr. Fred Niemann of Hanlon Niemann to be the guest speaker at their workshops for the Office of Continuing Education.

Mr. Niemann will offer continuing Education courses on “Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation”, “Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits”, “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits 2013″, “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm”, and the “New NJ Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration”.  Click here to check our website for current dates for these events.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently asked to speak at the NJ State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick, NJ on the essentials of estate planning.

Mr. Niemann addressed attorneys from throughout the state of NJ interested in learning key concepts and principals of NJ estate planning, including such topics as wills, trusts, estate taxations, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs and supplemental needs trusts for disabled and incapacitated individuals, avoiding probate through creative use of beneficiary planning, inheritance taxes, gifting and changes coming to federal estate taxation.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. attended the 46th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning conference from January 9th to January 13th at the Orlando World Center sponsored by the Community of Miami School of Law.  This week long session assembled the nation’s leading authorities to lecture and discuss the latest in estate planning techniques and strategies.  Topics analyzed and discussed included 1) elder law; 2) asset protection; 3) statutory case law developments; 4) planning with financial assets including annuities, Roth IRA’s, and life insurance policies; 5) litigation and tax controversies; 6) networking and practice development.