Applying for Medicaid
in New Jersey


Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright,  A New Jersey Medicaid Attorney

Of course, you’ve heard of the 10 commandments. In this office, the 11th commandment is: Do not file a NJ Medicaid application until you are sure that the applicant qualifies or it is strategically beneficial to be denied! Yes, you read correctly; sometimes you want to file a Medicaid application so you can be denied and begin the penalty process. Why, because it saves you money. I’ll explain what I mean later so may I encourage you to keep reading each page of this site and watch all of my video’s prepared with you in mind.

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How to Apply for Medicaid in New Jersey

Why Choose Hanlon Niemann & Wright

It’s All About Understanding Medicaid and the Medicaid Application Process

Are you interested to learn how to apply for Medicaid and what the eligibility requirements are? Call us first before completing a Medicaid application! We may be able to tell you whether or not we can save you money. Let us help you calculate when you should file a Medicaid application. Together we can determine the amount of money you can save and the appropriate date that a Medicaid application should be filed. We normally assemble the Medicaid application 90 days or more prior to the date that we believe a person will be eligible for Medicaid benefits, given the current delays in the approval process. A Medicaid application in New Jersey requires a mountain of paperwork.  It is then submitted to an overwhelmed and adverse government agency, which makes filing an application an enormous project. At Hanlon Niemann & Wright we have developed systems to make the process easier and thereby simplify your life. Our team knows how to package and assemble the information expected by the state in a way that can be better understood and evaluated by Medicaid officials. We highlight and justify with appropriate legal support the reasons why your application should be approved for coverage. When applying for NJ Medicaid, there are often many hidden obstacles and dangerous curves in the road. We understand these obstacles, as we have driven this road before — and we are prepared to address them and solve them. We will represent you through the application process and all face-to-face meetings with Medicaid caseworkers or higher-level officials. We want to give you added peace of mind knowing we can represent you through any and all necessary appeals if the government treats you unfairly subject to the terms of our engagement agreement.

Once you apply for Medicaid, you risk losing the opportunity to protect your assets. Do not throw away the flexibility that exists prior to filing the application forms! If your application shows that you have more than the allowable amount of assets, you will be denied approval and required to spend down your assets.

Applying for Medicaid Eligibility For Long Term Care in NJ (Part I)

Applying for Medicaid Eligibility For Long Term Care in NJ (Part II)


Fred Niemann - Medicaid Lawyer in New Jersey

Fred Niemann, NJ Medicaid Lawyer

Let an experienced Medicaid attorney at Hanlon Niemann & Wright work for you today.

If you would like to discuss your medicaid application or the eligibility rules for medicaid long term care in a confidential manner with a caring and experienced New Jersey medicaid attorney, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. today!

Toll-Free at (855) 376-5291

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Actual Client Testimonial – Zoila Miranda – Freehold, NJ

Thank you for sending me the correspondence from Medicaid. Both my sister and I are so relieved that my dad has Medicaid and that my mom will continue to receive his social security. It is a load off our minds.

I want to convey my sincere thanks to Diane, Fred and all in your office who were so kind and supportive while we went through this process.  Poor Valerie had to console me at times when I would come in so upset and watch me cry.  She was so kind to me, but Diane most of all.  She gave me such good advice and were so kind and caring.  You may tell Fred that his office is wonderful.  His staff truly cares as he does.  This whole situation was so daunting but you guided me so well during the process.  I have sang Diane’s praises as well as Fred’s.  I have shared your office number and Fred’s name with others and recommend your office highly.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Actual Client Testimonial – Joan Polefka – Jackson, NJ

I am very pleased with the caring way all was handled. Lorraine and Maureen were exceptional. They helped me along the way with all of my questions and legal needs. They both are attributes to the legal office.

Actual Client Testimonial – Joseph Marrazzo, Jr. – Cherry Hill, NJ

I am a NJ attorney with 40+ years of experience in the practice of law. Medicaid applications are not my area of expertise. I consulted with three law firms who specialize in this area of law. Thankfully, I chose Hanlon Niemann & Wright. The firm is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. My sister received notice of enrollment into the Medicaid program within 40 days after the law firm filed the application. Lorraine Banach, my legal assistant contact at the firm, was excellent. I will recommend Hanlon Niemann & Wright to all my family, friends and clients who are in need of legal services concerning Medicaid law.

Actual Client Testimonial – Nick Alfano, Morganville

NJ I knew I needed an attorney, but could I afford one? Would he or she be experienced and someone I could trust and talk to openly and in confidence? I was referred to Fredrick P. Niemann. I was warmly greeted and my appointment promptly kept. I was given all the time I needed to ask questions and talk about my needs and concerns. I was quoted a fee that was appropriate and reasonable for my matter. My attorney gave me answers and advice. He was a counselor at law and in life. Calling Fredrick P. Niemann was the right decision..

Actual Client Testimonial – Mike Price – Plainfield, IN

My wife and I wanted to express our gratitude for the guidance and patience from you and your staff along this journey.  Life is strange at times and the things that bring us together can be just as strange, if not more.  I not only got to put a few bucks in the bank, but got to reconnect with my cousin Sarah, which was a great surprise for me. That alone was worth the journey for me. Getting to know her and the family has been really nice. I know it was a long day for all of us in mediation, but I really am blessed to have gotten to know you and talk with you. I admire your skills, work ethic and attitude regarding time and Patience. When the opposing attorney was running her big mouth and doing her thing, you never lost your composure, nor your position.  I’m hoping it’s one of the nuggets I’m able to take and implement in my personal/professional life. The short version of this story is that you have a lot to offer people, you’re a true, trusted advisor. Your words and actions seem to align with your values, which is like common sense, very hard to come by now a days. Your staff does a great job as well. Please let them know that as often as you can..

Recent Speaking Events by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.
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Rutgers State University is pleased to invite Mr. Fred Niemann of Hanlon Niemann & Wright to be the guest speaker at their workshops for the Office of Continuing Education.

Mr. Niemann will offer continuing Education courses on “Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation”, “Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits”, “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits 2013”, “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm”, and the “New NJ Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration”.

Click here to check our website for current dates for these events.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently asked to speak at the NJ State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick, NJ on the essentials of estate planning.

Mr. Niemann addressed attorneys from throughout the state of NJ interested in learning key concepts and principals of NJ estate planning, including such topics as wills, trusts, estate taxations, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs and supplemental needs trusts for disabled and incapacitated individuals, avoiding probate through creative use of beneficiary planning, inheritance taxes, gifting and changes coming to federal estate taxation.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. attended the 46th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference from January 9th to January 13th at the Orlando World Center sponsored by the Community of Miami School of Law. This week long session assembled the nation’s leading authorities to lecture and discuss the latest in estate planning techniques and strategies. Topics analyzed and discussed included 1) elder law; 2) asset protection; 3) statutory case law developments; 4) planning with financial assets including annuities, Roth IRA’s, and life insurance policies; 5) litigation and tax controversies; 6) networking and practice development.

Mercer County Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs

Fredrick P. Niemann spoke before the State Society of CPAs Mercer County Chapter on the subject of Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning for individuals and families.  Topics addressed during the 4 hour seminar included hospice planning and asset protection, Veterans Aid & Attendance, planning through the use of a Power of Attorney, Living Will and Healthcare Directive.  Attendees at the seminar were eligible to receive 4 hours of professional CEU credits from the State Society.

Visit our other related websites for additional information about New Jersey Medicaid Law:

Discharge from Nursing Home NJ Medicaid Attorney NJ Elder Law Center


Medicaid Application Attorneys serving these New Jersey Counties: Monmouth County, Ocean County, Essex County, Cape May County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Burlington County, Union County, Somerset County, Hudson County, Passaic County