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THE NEW JERSEY PERSONAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM (PPP)

By: Emily M. Schurr, Esquire and Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The New Jersey Personal Preference Program (PPP) is a New Jersey Medicaid program that provides a much-needed service for individuals in need of home health aides. The program provides a monthly budget from Medicaid to employ parents, spouses, friends, relatives, or neighbors as…

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PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AFTER WE ARE GONE – Begley Report

By:  Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA   Planning for children with special needs is extremely important, and often completely overlooked or done haphazardly. The problem is many of our children with disabilities will be unable to take care of themselves after we are gone. As long as we are living, we will do everything necessary…

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Financing Long-Term Care in New Jersey – Begley Report

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Statistics show that approximately 70% of the population age 65 or over will require some form of long-term care.  Long-term care can be received at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.  A statistic widely quoted is that the average stay in a long-term…

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Managed Long-Term Services and Supports and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – Begley Report

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA and Marianne Johnston, Esquire MANAGED LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS The MLTSS program is for individuals who require services and support that are living at home, in an assisted living facility, in community residential services, as well as those in a nursing home.  MLTSS participants must meet income and asset requirements,…

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