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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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USING TRUST PROTECTORS FOR LITIGATION TRUSTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Victims of personal injuries who receive significant settlements often require trusts.  If the victim is receiving public benefits, such as SSI, Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), federally-assisted housing, energy assistance, etc., a Self-Settled Special Needs Trust is required.  If the beneficiary is not receiving benefits but is a minor…

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POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES PART 4

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA This is the fourth in series of articles addressing post-settlement issues. [This article originally appeared in the Barrister. The other parts are here – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] Structured Settlement             There are many advantages to a Structured Settlement in wrongful death cases as with other cases.  The…

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POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES PART 3

This is the third in series of articles addressing post-settlement issues. [The original article was published in the Barrister. The other parts are here – Part 1, Part 2, Part 4] by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Structured Settlement There are many advantages to a Structured Settlement in wrongful death cases as with other…

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