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WHEN A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST IS NOT THE ONLY ANSWER

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA            Many personal injury cases involve plaintiffs with long-term disabilities.  This person may need a variety of supports throughout his or her lifetime including SSI, Medicaid, Federally-Assisted Housing, Energy Assistance, and Food Stamps.  Many of these programs are means-tested, and to be eligible the beneficiary may benefit from…

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PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS – PLAINTIFFS AGE 65 OR OVER

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA               Many plaintiffs in personal injury actions are receiving means-tested public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), Federally-Assisted Housing, Adoption Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  These benefits are means-tested. …

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MEDICAID RECOVERY FROM PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA   Lien v. Settlement The State of New Jersey has a lien against a personal injury settlement.  The Division of Medical Assistance and Health Service (DMAHS), Beneficiary Administrative Action Unit recovers money from legally-responsible third parties.  Recovery is for Medicaid benefits including New Jersey Family Care.  The individual…

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HOME CARE FOR PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Many personal injury victims require home care for an extended period of time, and in many instances for the rest of their lives.  Most people would prefer to stay in their own homes, but to do so requires care sometimes for a few hours a day and other…

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