Video of NJ Supreme Court Oral Argument to Give Public Employee the Right to Direct Pension Death Benefit to Special Needs Trust for Disabled Child

Video of Oral Argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court in Thomas Saccone v. Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System held on February 4, 2014 in Trenton, NJ.

Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq., legal counsel for Thomas Saccone, a retired Newark, NJ fireman with a severely disabled adult child who receives Medicaid and other public benefits based upon financial need, argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court for the right to pay the retiree’s pension death benefit to a special needs trust for retiree’s disabled child rather than directly to the child in order to maintain the child’s eligibility for needs-based public benefits.

The entire video can be viewed on the law firm’s website, here.

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