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THE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY’S GUIDE TO MEDICAID

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA              There are many pathways to Medicaid in New Jersey.  Each one has different income requirements and resource limits, some have transfer of asset penalties, some require disability, and some require that a personal injury settlement be placed in a Special Needs Trust to maintain eligibility while…

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THE TEAM APPROACH TO RESOLVING POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA             Once the Personal Injury Attorney has assisted a client in achieving a personal injury recovery, there is often other work that needs to be done.  Victims of personal injuries often require the services of a team of professionals to piece their lives back together.  The Personal Injury…

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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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