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Should Your Special/ Supplemental Needs Trust Include Medicaid Pay Back Terms?


Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, subsidized housing, and some other disabilities programs limit benefits to people with minimal assets (also called resources) and income.  However, because disability benefits tend to afford only a bare bones lifestyle,  families often want additional funds to be available to supplement disability aid.  Unfortunately retaining … Continue reading


Medicare and Medicaid to Fund Nursing Home Rehabilitation and Long Term Care


Medicare is a federal government program to provide health care for most people who are age 65 or older, totally and permanently disabled so that they can’t work, or have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) or end stage renal failure.  While Medicare can provide broad coverage for doctor and other health … Continue reading


Draconian Penalties When Settling Personal Injury and Worker Compensation Claims Without Repaying Medicare Conditional Payments


Medicare secondary payer law (42 U.S.C. §1395y(b) et seq,) provides that Medicare shall not fund care for which another entity or person is liable such as injuries due to auto accident, negligence, or work place mishap.  Where a potentially responsible party (PRP) denies liability, Medicare may make conditional payments for … Continue reading


General Electric and Long Term Care


Hey folks!  Some light summer reading for you this late August. General Electric (GE) has been in the news lately.  Harry Markpolis, a financial type who sounded early warnings on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, released a report claiming that GE is in much greater financial trouble than its accounting … Continue reading


Lawrence Friedman honored with NJICLE award


Lawrence Friedman was honored at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (NJICLE) Excellence in CLE Awards Ceremony on June 17, 2019. Larry was awarded NJICLE’s Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his 25+ years giving continuing legal education program to other attorneys in the areas of elder law, … Continue reading


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