The question often arises: “Can I still receive SSI if I work?” The simple answer is yes. But of course, in the world of disability nothing is as simple as it seems. An individual may work, but he or she must understand how working affects SSI benefits.

This post contains updates on individual or systemic legal victories secured by Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Please check back often for news about our caseload and successes.

The ABLE Act creates tax advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities, which in most cases will not jeopardize means tested government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, there are a number of limitations.

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior recently submitted testimony to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee in support of New Jersey Senate Bill 2600, which proposes important protections for families affected by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities’ “Return Home New Jersey” (RHNJ) Initiative. The firm’s testimony is below.     January 16, […]

More than 500 guests, friends and families joined us yesterday as we celebrated 40 years of advocacy at Hinkle, Fingles & Prior. Thank you to everyone for marking this milestone in the firm’s history, and for making the day so outstanding.

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our new office in Wall, New Jersey. 1540 Highway 138 Suite 204D Wall, New Jersey 07719 609-896-4200 Open House • Legal Q&A • Free Consultation JOIN US Saturday, November 23, 2013 9 AM – 2 PM 9 AM Open House: […]

Hinkle, Fngles & Prior has estanlished a Pro bono Program, the goal of which is to provide legal representation to families that would not otherwise be able to secure this level of advocacy for their child.

By Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., Attorneys at Law The Arc of New Jersey join’s HF&P in bringing you this article. The Importance of Maintaining Medicaid Eligibility The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is changing the way it is doing business. Under DDD’s new eligibility rules, services will only be provided to individuals […]

the cost of long-term care insurance will increase and the approval processes will become more difficult as more major insurance companies cease offering these policies. Medicaid will pay for long-term care; however, eligibility for Medicaid is limited to people with limited assets. Therefore, most people will either pay for nursing home care themselves, divest themselves of assets in order to achieve eligibility for Medicaid before the need for nursing home care arises, or purchase long-term care insurance.

It can be difficult to understand Medicare and Medicaid and which covers what. Understanding the differences between the two is crucial for the proper and timely planning of your future and for the future of a child with a developmental disability.

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