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Social Security and Social Media (Disability)


The New York Times reported on social media and disability that the Trump administration is looking into using social media to root out people who are receiving disability payments but shouldn’t be receiving them. The idea is that if a person is receiving disability benefits for a back injury that … Continue reading


Mark R. Friedman named to Rising Stars


FriedmanLaw attorney Mark R. Friedman was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2019. Or rather, I was selected to the list. It was gratifying.  I’ve put together a lot of educational events recently for both the public, and other attorneys.  I’ve been particularly pleased with … Continue reading


Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage– Which is Right for You?


The Choice is Yours You have a choice whether to stick with Original Medicare or sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan. Both Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans cover most kinds of mainstream medical care like hospitalizations, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, professional fees, and common preventive health … Continue reading


Maximize Your Social Security Benefits


The Social Security Administration administers several programs. Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a financial need based benefit to help people who can’t earn enough to get by due to disabilities or old age. Old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) is the official name for Social Security’s insurance programs. … Continue reading


2019 NJ Medicaid income limits


New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS), the state agency that administers Medicaid, released 2019 NJ Medicaid income eligibility standards today. The new standards raise the income limits for a variety of Medicaid programs.  Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) is the … Continue reading


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