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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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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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Medicaid Applications: Why It Makes Sense To Use A Lawyer – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA INTRODUCTION Medicaid applications are complex and extremely labor-intensive.  They require an enormous amount of time to collect and verify all of the necessary data that must accompany the application.  If an application is delayed for even one month because there is incomplete or incorrect information, the applicant has…

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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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