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June 2009



New Jersey Annuity Opinion Sinks in Medicaid’s Bog: An Analysis of N.M.


By: Matthew J. Parker, CELA* and Jeffrey A. Marshall, CELA*

[This article originally appeared in the May 2009 edition of The ElderLaw Report, page 3]

More than a decade ago, Connecticut ’s high court described Medicaid laws as equivalent to the "Serbonian bog" referenced in John Milton's Paradise Lost. See Ross v. Giardi, 680 A.2nd 113 ( Conn. 1996). It appears that the bog has claimed another victim. A New Jersey state appellate court has concluded that payments from a DRA-complaint annuity owned by a community spouse are a countable resource.

In the case, N.M. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, et al., N.J. Sup. Ct., App. Div., Feb. 26, 2009), the community spouse purchased a DRA-compliant annuity that reduced the couple’s resources to the eligibility level. Nevertheless, the state Medicaid agency denied N.M.'s application on the ground that the income stream produced by the annuity was an available resource.

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