The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs protects the public from fraud, deceit and misrepresentation in the sale of goods and services. The Division has developed Consumer Briefs to educate consumers about emerging frauds and topics that affect their daily lives.
On March 23, 2017, the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs published a Consumer Brief on Medicaid Application Assistors. These Medicaid Application Assistors or Medicaid Advisors are unlicensed, unregulated, non-attorney individuals and companies who assist a Medicaid applicant for a fee. The Division advises that consumers do their due diligence prior to retaining the services of a Medicaid Advisor.
The Consumer Brief states, “the Division is aware that non-lawyer Medicaid Advisors/Application Assistors are offering their services to consumers in this State who may need help with completing a Medicaid application. The Division has also been told that some non-lawyer Medicaid Advisors/Application Assistors have charged consumers substantial sums of money and that, in some cases, the assistance provided was faulty or incomplete, causing the consumer ineligibility, significant financial loss or both.”
You can read the Consumer Brief at the below link.