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THE NEW JERSEY PERSONAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM (PPP)

By: Emily M. Schurr, Esquire and Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The New Jersey Personal Preference Program (PPP) is a New Jersey Medicaid program that provides a much-needed service for individuals in need of home health aides. The program provides a monthly budget from Medicaid to employ parents, spouses, friends, relatives, or neighbors as…

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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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TOOLS FOR PLANNING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN A FAMILY LAW SETTING PART 2

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA This is the second article in a two-part series that will discuss the various tools for planning for children with disabilities in a Family Law setting. (Here is a link to Part One) Third Party Special Needs Trust Requirements. There are three key requirements to be met with…

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TOOLS FOR PLANNING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN A FAMILY LAW SETTING PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA This is the first article in a two-part series that will discuss the various tools for planning for children with disabilities in a Family Law setting. (Here is a link to Part Two) Besides the obvious issue of custody, there are other considerations in planning for a child…

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