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.

Medicaid Advisor Consumer Brief

 

 

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About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities.

Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups.

When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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