NJ Medicaid Eligibility
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Written by New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann (Read more about Mr. Niemann here)
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 apply for 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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also click on New Jersey Elder Law Center to learn more about Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. and Hanlon Niemann.
Early Dementia, Alzheimer’s. My Mom’s health deteriorated to the point she required full-time care. She wanted to live at home, but required regular help with the essentials of daily living (i.e. dressing, bathing, etc.). As her caregiver daughter, the responsibilities fell on me to figure out what to do. Thank goodness for Fredrick Niemann.
He met with me and explained all of my options for my mom, from at home/community care, assisted living, state, county and local programs for the elderly, financial eligibility for benefits, Medicaid qualification, pharmaceutical assistance, utility aid, Medicare and Veteran’s benefits, etc. While I felt overwhelmed by it all, Mr. Niemann clearly was in control of what could be done for Mom. We engaged him to make applications for subsidized at-home care and assistance through available grant programs and as part of his services to us, he is counseling us on a reverse mortgage, income and financial products to enhance Mom’s monthly income and to reduce her expenses. Mom would tell me to let Mr. Niemann make all the decisions although I am her Power of Attorney. I value so much his confident and generally caring manner. If you’re trying to help your Mom, Dad or family member deal with a life changing health condition, call Mr. Niemann. I’m glad I did and so is Mom.
- Mary Layton, Farmingdale, NJ
Mr. Niemann has been a god send to me and my family. He has met with me many, many times with patience, sensitivity and understanding that few people expect from an attorney. My family issues are complex and Mr. Niemann understands what I want to happen to my estate upon my death especially for my adult incapacitated child and other adult children. He created a special trust for my son. He has followed up with me to help me make decisions without forcing his opinions on me. In the end, he told me, ”Jerri, my job is to explain your choices and help you understand the legal effect of those choices". He guides me and puts me at ease. He wants you to make decisions that are the right ones for you.
—Jeraldine Vincitore Freehold, NJ
I join in every word my Mom described about Mr. Niemann. She just raves about him and when she leaves his office she is calm and totally confident in his counsel, wisdom and advice. Our family is blessed with him being my Mom's protector and confidant.
—Teresa Vincitore, West Patterson, NJ
I had a client who had come to me for advice. Her mother had done no financial planning and had just had a stroke. The daughter was given power of attorney and was afraid her mother was going to lose the house she and her children were living in if her mother went on Medicaid. Fred was able to think outside the box and come up with a solution that solved their issues. He was also excellent at explaining the pro and cons of each decision so the family felt comfortable they were making the correct decisions. I would easily refer more clients to Fred.
- Sean T. Keating, CFP®, ChFC®
My wife and I wanted to express our gratitude for the guidance and patience from you and your staff along this journey. Life is strange at times and the things that bring us together can be just as strange, if not more.
I not only got to put a few bucks in the bank, but got to reconnect with my cousin Sarah, which was a great surprise for me. That alone was worth the journey for me. Getting to know her and the family has been really nice.
I know it was a long day for all of us in mediation, but I really am blessed to have gotten to know you and talk with you. I admire your skills, work ethic and attitude regarding time and Patience. When the opposing attorney was running her big mouth and doing her thing, you never lost your composure, nor your position. I'm hoping it's one of the nuggets I'm able to take and implement in my personal/professional life.
The short version of this story is that you have a lot to offer people, you're a true, trusted advisor. Your words and actions seem to align with your values, which is like common sense, very hard to come by now a days. Your staff does a great job as well. Please let them know that as often as you can.
Keep up the good work Fred and thanks again.
- Mike Price - Plainfield, IN
On March 6th, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. addressed the Monmouth County NJ 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 on the Speaking Engagement link to your left for a full list of speaking engagements.
OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
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.
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