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ADDICTION TRUSTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Unfortunately, many people have children who suffer from various addictions.  Typically the addictions are drug or alcohol abuse.  If the parent leaves money to the child suffering from those addictions, the money frequently will fuel the addiction making it worse, possibly even leading to death.  Additionally the money…

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

By:  Marianne Johnston, Esquire MANAGED LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS As of July 1, 2014, what was formerly known as Global Options for Long-Term Care (GO) is now known as Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).  Individuals previously receiving benefits under AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program (ACCAP), Community Resources for People with Disabilities (CRPD) and Traumatic…

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New Jersey announces increase in Medicaid Penalty Divisor effective April 1, 2022

By Marianne Johnston, Esq.   On May 24, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) announced an increase in the Medicaid penalty divisor from $361.20 to $374.39. Here’s what this means. If an applicant for long-term care Medicaid benefits transfers assets within five-years of applying, a…

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2022 COLA INCREASES FOR MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, TAX AND VETERANS BENEFITS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA             Many public benefit and tax numbers are indexed to inflation.  Different agencies use different inflation factors, but Social Security used 5.9 for increasing the numbers for 2022.  Below is a chart that states numbers for the following:  Medicaid, Social Security, Medicare, Tax, Veterans Aid and Attendance and…

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