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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2013 – Attorney’s from Begley Law Group are attending and presenting to the Society of Settlement Planners at their annual conference in Las Vegas this May. This year’s conference is being held at the Vdara Hotel, May 5th through the 7th. Tom Begley, Jr. and Kristen L. Behrens of Begley Law Group will be speaking to the planners at three different sessions during the conference. “The Society of Settlement Planners Conference is a great opportunity for us to learn from our colleagues,” said New Jersey elder lawyer Tom Begley, Jr. “But it also […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2013 – The Begley Law Group’s continued commitment to the rights of their clients includes attending and presenting at professional seminars. The attorneys at Begley Law Group recently attended two significant outreach efforts as part of their ongoing support of clients, including individuals with special needs and their families, and the elderly. On April 15-16, 2013, Kristen L. Behrens and Tom Begley, Jr., of Begley Law Group attended the Special Needs Alliance Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, where they heard speakers from the Social Security Administration and Easter Seals on Affordable Care Act […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2013 – Begley Law Group is hosting free elder care seminars on Wednesday April 3rd and Thursday April 4th in the Stone Harbor area. The seminars will cover what individuals and their families can do to keep nursing home costs from wiping out their savings, including how Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits can pay for these costs. “It is possible to qualify for Medicaid and still protect your legacy,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. “It is never too late to plan, even if you’re already in a nursing home.” […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2012 – The Special Needs Task Force worked with Social Security to change how it reimburses third parties. Historically, the Social Security Administration (SSA) permitted parents or other family members of disabled beneficiaries of special needs trusts to buy items for the beneficiary and be reimbursed from the special needs trust. Of course, the family members were required to keep receipts and records of these purchases and furnish them to the trustee. Items might include clothing and other relatively small items that were easier for the parent to pick up and pay for […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – Begley Law Group is hosting free seminars throughout the Moorestown area in April to help individuals and their loved ones properly plan for long-term care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and helping clients utilize government benefits, such as Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. “It is never too early to start strategizing about how to protect your savings and the legacy you want to leave to your family and relatives,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Dana E. Bookbinder. “Long-term care adds up […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2012 – New Jersey estate attorney Ethan Ordog has been elected to work on the Board with the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP). As part of his ongoing dedication to public service, Ethan J, Ordog, Esquire, is honored to be appointed to serve on the UCP Association Board of Directors. Mr. Ordog, a New Jersey elder law attorney with Begley Law Group, concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust administration and guardianship, and estate and trust litigation. Mr. Ordog is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and the U.S. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2013 – Many of the clients of Begley Law Group who receive personal injury settlements are receiving SSI and Medicaid. There are limitations on those funds. SSI is an income stream that pays an individual monies intended to be used for food and shelter. For 2013, the maximum federal benefit rate is $710. In New Jersey, there is a state supplement of $31.25. In Pennsylvania, the supplement is $27.40. Medicaid pays for medical and pharmaceutical services for Medicaid recipients. It covers services that private insurance will not provide, including and most importantly, home […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2012 – According to The MetLife Mature Market Institute, approximately five million aging or elderly adults are prey to financial fraud. MetLife’s Investor Protection Elder Fraud Survey found that one out of every five elderly individuals surveyed had been victimized. Financial experts believe that the number of victims is on the rise, and that for every one case brought to the attention of authorities, 25 cases never get reported. Victims often do not know where to turn after experiencing financial fraud, or are too embarrassed or frightened to report the fraud. The National […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 – New Jersey elder law attorney, Thomas D. Begley, Jr., of Begley Law Group presented to families at “Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges,” an informational seminar held in Philadelphia, PA., November 17, 2012. The seminar covered topics such as the critical medical, legal, nursing and funding issues that face families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities. As one of a select group of top speakers with expertise in the areas of special needs trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney, Begley spoke to families about how to select the ideal […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2012 – During a press conference at the state Capitol, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal announced his intent to halt the over-prescription of off-label antipsychotic drugs to nursing home patients. Medical advocates and elderly care advocates also announced the formation of a Connecticut-based coalition made up of nursing home groups and public health employees. Their aim is to reduce the amount of antipsychotics prescribed to elderly patients by 15 percent, calling it “chemical restraint.” Sen. Blumenthal and the coalition of advocates, the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, have stated that the […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2012 – The year 2012 is quickly coming to a close and the New Jersey estate planning attorneys at Begley Law Group, PC, have some suggestions that should be considered before the year’s end. Medicare Advantage There is an open enrollment period permitting Medicare recipients to disenroll from traditional Medicare and enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) from October 15, 2012 until December 7, 2012. During the open enrollment period, Medicare beneficiaries may choose original Medicare, or they may choose from among many Medicare Advantage programs. Many beneficiaries choose to […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2012 – Many clients are coming into The Begley Law Group to discuss their options for estate planning and estate administration. “Our clients first concern is the two types of possible tax assessments against an estate,” says New Jersey estate planning attorney Ethan Ordog. “Estate tax can include an assessment from the state in which the individual passed away or owned property, as well as the imposition of federal tax, based upon those assets in which an individual would otherwise direct for distribution to heirs from their estate.” The estate tax is calculated […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2012 – Begley Law Group will host free seminars throughout the Moorestown area in October to help individuals and their loved ones learn how to properly plan for long-term care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and helping clients utilize government benefits such as Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. “It is never too early to start strategizing about how to protect your savings and the legacy you want to leave to your family and relatives,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Dana E. Bookbinder. “Nursing […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 14, 2012 – The Begley Law Group is hosting free elder care seminars on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27 in the Stone Harbor area. The seminars will cover what individuals and their families can do to keep nursing home costs from wiping out their savings, including how Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits can pay for these costs. “It is possible to qualify for Medicaid and still protect your legacy,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. “It is never too late to plan, even if you’re already in a nursing […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2012 – While an initial guardianship consult provides a client a substantial amount of information pertaining to the process and requirements for such a filing, it is important to recognize and explain the role of court appointed counsel. Pursuant to Rule 4:86-4(b), the Court is obligated to appoint legal counsel to represent persons who are alleged to be mentally incapacitated. “At a minimum, the court appointed attorney, in representing his or her client, has the responsibility of meeting with the alleged incapacitated person, make inquiries of persons having knowledge of the individual’s circumstances, […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – Under current law, a federal estate tax is only assessed on an individual’s estate assets over $5,120,000. Further, the concept of spousal portability is contained in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (TRUIRJCA). “Under portability, one spouse can leave any unused available exemption to a surviving spouse so that the surviving spouse has a double exemption; this is called the Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion Amount, or DSUEA,” said Susan M. Green, an elder law attorney with Begley Law Group in Moorestown, New Jersey. The surviving […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – Global Options for Long Term Care (GO) is a Medicaid Waiver program for certain low-income individuals eligible for a nursing facility level of care, but who wish to remain in their homes. Services provided by this program include, but are not limited to, Attendant Care, Care Management, Chore Service, Home Based Supportive Care, Social Adult Day Care, Transportation, as well as the Medicaid State Plan Services of New Jersey Title XIX. “Global Options is an excellent alternative for individuals who wish to receive care in their own homes,” said Susan M. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2012 – On Jan. 1, 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) approval to consolidate three Medicaid Waiver programs: Assisted Living/Adult Family Care, also known as AL/AFC, Caregiver Assistance Program, or CAP, and the Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled (CCPED) into one program called Global Options for Long Term Care (GO). Elder care attorney Susan M. Green of the Begley Law Group in Moorestown, N.J., said that the change was an improvement. “Since this consolidation, at least […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2012 – On April 12, PLAN/NJ hosted a special event celebrating those who work on behalf of differently abled individuals. The event took place at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J., and was organized by Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey (PLAN/NJ). The organization works to help families with loved ones who have mental challenges or other disabilities to plan for the future by providing financial and social services. “The work that PLAN/NJ does is so important, and Begley Law Group is honored to be able to help make this happen,” […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2012 – Begley Law Group will host free seminars throughout Moorestown and Stone Harbor in April to help individuals and their loved ones learn how to properly plan for long term care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and helping clients utilize government benefits such as Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. “It is never too early to start strategizing about how to protect your savings and the legacy you want to leave to your family and relatives,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Dana E. […]


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