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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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My Client Received A Personal Injury Settlement, He Is On Medicaid, Does He Need A Special Needs Trust? – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA GENERAL An extremely important source of funding for medical needs for persons with disabilities is Medicaid.  When a person is receiving Medicaid, the first question is whether a Special Needs Trust (SNT) is required.  There are a number of pathways to Medicaid.  If the individual’s Medicaid is means-tested,…

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Crisis Medicaid Planning – My Loved One Needs to Move to a Nursing Home Now!

by Marianne Johnston, Esq. If a parent or spouse suffers a stroke or sudden debilitating injury and cannot live in their home, the family is faced with the high cost of long-term care.  With the daily cost of some long-term care facilities exceeding $500.00, the family may fear impoverishment if they did not plan in…

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