ALTCS will fund your assisted living. Work with experts on your application to ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System) for seniors, the disabled and veterans. To start an application, call your local ALTCS office. To learn more about ALTCS, click here. To locate a Medicaid. not including a home or vehicle – Must need ongoing services at a nursing facility level of care.
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Call us for more information. If you have very low income and assets it is easier, but still not easy. Nursing home residents, for applucation, receive a different level of support than those residing in assisted living or at home. The applicant owns a home held in a revocable trust.
ALTCS does not pay you cash, but the Program Contractor may pay cash to a qualified caregiver who takes care of you if they meet certain requirements. ALTCS is very picky about how these trusts are set up, so be very careful and make sure you hire someone who will help you through the entire process.
ALTCS uses different standards to determine whether married people are eligible. They will also want to know if any such transfer was compensated. This paper is referred to as the “trust instrument”.
The most recent statements for the aforementioned resources will need to be submitted to the eligibility worker.
The ALTCS application process is not always horrible, but for many people it is a frustrating and confusing hassle that ends with anger and disappointment. We also do not charge an additional fee to re-apply within one year after a denial for medical reasons. There are many things that can be done and finding placement while the application is pending is an option. Most of the people we help are seniors, but we are equally adept at DD applications. Your ALTCS Program Contractor will give you an opportunity to pick your own primary care physician from an approved listing, or will pick one for you if you do not make a choice.
We will help you gather these things, but it is ultimately your responsibility to provide needed information and copies. However, the asset limits only apply to countable assets. You or your loved one do not have to become part of that statistic, not knowing where else to turn.
If ALTCS has to wait on altsc for information your application processing time will be extended further. This is a high standard, and requires that the person needs a high level of assistance with many daily tasks of living such as dressing, toileting, bathing, medications, etc.
We will let you know if this affects you when we review your case.
Statements must be dated within the month that the application is started. Once these two interviews are finished, the point of contact will be notified if any additional documentation is needed.
How do I Apply for ALTCS? Applying to ALTCS; The Basics
Do They Pay Me Cash? Community Spouse rules apply to married applicants unless both married spouses live in nursing homes as opposed to living at home or in assisted living.
This is why it is extremely important to have a professional organization like Senior Planning help with the application.
If you or your loved one is facing the high cost of long term care, we strongly recommend you meet with us, at the very least to discuss your options. An ALTCS application can be started by a family member, an appointed caregiver or legal guardian, or an authorized representative of the patient. ALTCS is not going to be very helpful when you are exhausted and confused. If the applicant is found medically ineligible, you can re-apply when ready.
We are not only here to help our client to prudently plan for ALTCS, but we can also assist them with the complex and often frustrating application process and actually work directly with ALTCS for them. What is a Miller Trust?
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For applicants who are Grantors, assets in a Revocable Trust are counted and assets in an Irrevocable Trust may or may not be counted depending on several factors. We usually will refund a prorated portion of the fee when the application is cancelled early in the process, but usually not when it is denied after substantial work has been completed by SAS. What If I am Married? The ALTCS Arizona Long Term Care application can be very frustrating both in complexity and the amount of time it takes for the application to be either approved or denied.
We will let you know when that is the case. It gets complicated, so ask us about your specific case for more information.
The actual piece of paper that creates this trust is sometimes sold by attorneys for a significant fee. Our experienced, caring, and dedicated professionals have helped hundreds of applicants find solutions to these problems, enabling the applicants to become eligible for ALTCS coverage sooner.
Applicants must need a level of care typically provided in a skilled nursing home or intermediate care facility.
Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) Office Locations
Most of the time we primarily work with a close family member or trusted friend of the applicant. Via this model, services and benefits are an entitlement and anyone who meets the eligibility requirements are able to receive services.
The ALTCS Eligibility Specialists are not always helpful—if someone sought tax advice, most people would consult with an accountant, rather than the customer service representatives at the IRS.