Do Not Believe the Legal Advice Given to You by a Nursing Home

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Have your own attorney who represents you and NOT the nursing home do the Medicaid application.

Nursing home residents are entitled to hire their own attorney for legal advice about Medicaid applications but often times the admissions department or business office of a nursing home directs a new resident to a non-attorney Medicaid company without disclosing the business relationship between the person’s company and the nursing home.  The resident’s family is led to think that they don’t “need” an advocate and/or individual legal advice, or that using the nursing home’s referral company will make the process seamless.  Generally speaking, the nursing home is lying to you!  The fact is eligibility for Medicaid depends on the facts and the law.  It’s much more involved than simply filling out a form and submitting a pile of documentation to the County Board of Social Services.

The Medicaid program is complex.  Each person’s eligibility is unique.

Applying for Medicaid is complex with a high rate of denials.  Your elder care lawyer will identify potential legal problems and develop a strategy to address those issues to your best advantage.  Again, do not use the non-lawyer Medicaid application company referred to you by a nursing home.  They are not your friend.

To discuss your NJ Medicaid matter, please contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at  Please ask us about our video conferencing or telephone consultations if you are unable to come to our office.

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Applying for Medicaid Attorney

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