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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 to pay…

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Managed Long-Term Services and Supports – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA 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 Brain Injury (TBI)…

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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ABLE ACCOUNTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Congress enacted and the President has signed legislation known as the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.[1]  The Act is modeled on 529 Plans and will provide tax-favored accounts for individuals with disabilities to pay for qualified expenses.  Before these accounts can be implemented, two…

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MEDICAID AND THE HOME – PART 2

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA [Article originally published in Straight Word]  This is the second part of a two-part series on Medicaid and the home.  The previous article discussed the circumstances under which the home would be a non-countable asset, the five forms of ownership, income and real state taxation, estate recovery, risk factors,…

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