856.235.8501

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS FROM CLAIMS OF CREDITORS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Clients are often concerned about protecting their assets from claims of creditors.  This is particularly true of clients who are professionals or business owners.  However, many others may be concerned about asset protection.  For example, persons who own rental real estate.  There are a number of strategies that are…

Read More