Sep 2018 Federal Lawsuit Against NJ Officials Barred; Award For Wrongly Denied Medicaid Benefits Would Require Retroactive Payments

A U.S. district court held that a claim by Medicaid applicants against New Jersey officials for wrongly denying their applications is barred by the Eleventh Amendment because it would require the state to pay retroactive benefits. Radogna v. Connolly(U.S. Dist. Ct., D. N.J., No. 1:16-cv-5477 (NLH/KMW), Aug. 24, 2018).

Big Changes to VA Pension Rules

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs-based pension program is available to compensate veterans for non-service-connected disabilities. Like the VA compensation program, eligibility for the pension program is based upon disability. Unlike the VA compensation program, however, the pension program is also based on income and financial need. To be Continue Reading

Stealing $3M From 24 Elderly Clients Gets NJ Elder Law Attorney Sentenced To 10-Years In Prison

A once prominent Ocean County attorney known for his work representing senior citizens was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison after he admitted to stealing millions of dollars from his clients, according to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Robert Novy, 67, of Brick, pleaded guilty on July 27 to first-degree money laundering, Continue Reading