On April 23, 2020, New Jersey’s Division of Medical Assistance Provided Guidance for Families Applying for Medicaid for a Loved One

HNWApplying for Medicaid Long Term Care Benefits, Elder Law

If you are applying for Medicaid for a loved one, and you do not have copies of all of the records Medicaid typically requests- 5 years of bank statements, among other things, your loved one’s application can be processed anyway, with a statement that your loved one qualifies financially. This is called an attestation. Medicaid is allowing families to attest to both income and resources. Income is the amount of money your loved one receives each month.  Resources is the combination of money in their bank account, savings bonds, stocks, bonds, and other items considered by the Social Security Administration to be things your loved one could convert to money.  Self-attestation will be allowed in certain circumstances until the COVID-19 emergency has passed.  For information on self-attestation for Medicaid for your family, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com.


Written by Nicole C. Tomlin, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright


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