Resources

See below links for general information on several topics. For specific answers to your questions, FriedmanLaw is here to help.

Medicare and Medicaid

http://www.cms.gov/
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. Covers many issues relating to Medicare.

http://www.healthcare.gov
The federal government’s insurance marketplace, through which you can sign up for health insurance or certain types of Medicaid. Also contains helpful information on health insurance and Medicaid.

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/
The New Jersey agency that administers Medicaid. Describes various medical assistance programs available to New Jersey residents.

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/abd/
New Jersey’s Medicaid for people receiving long term care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities and who seek Medicaid as aged, blind, or disabled.

http://www.njfamilycare.org
More information from the State on New Jersey Medicaid programs, but not for long term care.

Special Needs Services

(including developmental disabilities, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, mental illness and other long-term conditions)

http://nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/services/
New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, information on services that the State provides to people with developmental disabilities who meet certain criteria.

http://www.arcnj.org/
The ARC, New Jersey chapter, a non-profit that advocates for persons with developmental disabilities and sponsors housing and day programs.

http://www.thearcofsomerset.org/
The Arc, Somerset County chapter. Lawrence A. Friedman is a former board member.

http://www.plannj.org/
PLAN/NJ, a New Jersey non-profit that provides support to people with special needs and their families, including in some cases serving as guardian or trustee. Lawrence A. Friedman is a former board member.

http://www.easterseals.com/nj/
Easter Seals New Jersey is a non-profit that provides support, residential, and employment services to New Jersey residents with mental illness.

http://www.nami.org/
National Alliance for Mental Illness, a nationwide non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness.

http://www.alz.org/nj/
Alzheimer’s Association, New Jersey chapter. Provides information and support, particularly to family members and caretakers who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/basics/definition/con-20029302
Traumatic brain injury information from the Mayo Clinic, a leading healthcare provider.

http://communities.autismspeaks.org/site/c.ihLPK1PDLoF/b.7501109/k.A03F/Autism_Speaks_in_New_Jersey.htm
Autism Speaks New Jersey chapter, a non-profit that provides information and support to parents and caretakers of people with autism.

http://ucp.org/
United Cerebral Palsy, a nationwide non-profit that provides information and support to people with cerebral palsy and their families.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NJM
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Chapter. Provides support groups and other resources for New Jersey residents living with multiple sclerosis.

http://www.thalassemia.org/
Cooley’s Anemia Foundation provides information and services to individuals with thalassemia and related blood disorders and their families.

http://midlandschool.org/midland-adult-services/
The Midland School provides services and support to adults with special needs in Somerset County. Lawrence A. Friedman is a former board member.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Estate-and-Gift-Taxes
Internal Revenue Service, information provided by the federal government on estate and gift tax.

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/inheritance.shtml
New Jersey Division of Taxation, information on state inheritance and estate tax.

Social Security

http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm
Information from the federal government on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD), assistance for adults with disabilities who have worked regularly and their families.

http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/ssi.htm
Information from the federal government on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), assistance for people with disabilities who have modest finances.

http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/retirement.htm
Information from the federal government on Social Security retirement benefits.

Professional Services

http://www.seniorcaremgt.com/
Care management firm based in Ewing, NJ.

http://www.srseniors.com/
Care management firm based in Morristown, NJ.

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