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MEDICAID AND THE HOME – PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA           This is the first part of a two-part series on Medicaid and the home.  The most valuable asset that most Medicaid planning clients have is their home.  They also have very strong emotional attachments to the home.  There are a number of strategies available…

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THE MEDICAID PAYBACK: HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The Medicaid payback in a personal injury case can often have four components.  These are: the lien against the settlement, Special Needs Trust payback, estate recovery, and ABLE account payback.  This article will briefly discuss each of the four components in a general way, but there are exceptions that…

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A TEN-STEP ANALYSIS TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT ON A PLAINTIFF RECEIVING PUBLIC BENEFITS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA             Many public benefits are means-tested and the receipt of a personal injury settlement will frequently disqualify the plaintiff from continuing to receive those public benefits.  There are many public benefits, but the most commons ones are SSI, Medicaid, SSDI, Medicare, Section 8 House, SNAP (Food Stamps), and Veterans Aid…

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THE IMPACT OF CROWD-FUNDING ON INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING PUBLIC BENEFITS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Crowd-Funding People often utilized an online device known as “crowd-funding” to raise money for certain purposes. Popular online websites include GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and Crowdrise. These websites allow users to fundraiser for individuals and personal causes. They are often very effective ways to raise money. On other occasions, crowd-funding…

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