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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Speeding up the ALTCS Application
Arizona has defined both ‘countable assets’ and ‘exempt assets. Alplication the score is 55 or higher but below 60, management will review the score. Nursing home residents, for example, receive a different level of support than those residing in assisted living or at home. If ALTCS has to wait on you for information your application processing time will be extended further. What is a Miller Trust?
Many people wind up being denied for small errors that could have been easily fixed because they did not understand or they just gave up. 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. 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. Elderly and disabled residents are provided care, including nursing home care and home and community based services, on a managed care model. For applicants who are Grantors, assets in a Revocable Trust are counted and assets in an Irrevocable Trust may or may not be counted a,tcs on several factors.
Wartime veterans or their surviving spouses may be required to apply to the VA for a need-based pension as part of their ALTCS process. This is most likely to help those who are close to the limits and still cannot afford their cost of care. There is a point scale applicaion we are very familiar with and more than happy to share the details with you.
If you do need to apply for VA benefits, we will show you what you need to do to meet this requirement.
The real work is in getting the trust bank account and disbursement schedule verified and approved by ALTCS. If you sell a resource after you are approved for ALTCS that was not counted exempt when you applied, like your house or your car, and you turn it into wltcs counted resource like cashthis could make you ineligible.
How do I Apply for ALTCS? Applying to ALTCS; The Basics
Some are excluded, such as Agent Orange payments and some VA need-based benefits. Do You Give Legal Advice? You also avoid potentially costly errors in your application process. We take much of the burden off exhausted spouses and family members. What is the Monthly Income Limit? If they are medically unable to sign, we can deal with that in other ways.
Without expert assistance in getting the disbursement schedule DE and bank account setup and approved by ALTCS, the trust instrument itself is worthless. By doing so, a person can qualify for Medicaid although they are over the asset limit. 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.
Once these two interviews are finished, the point of contact will be notified if any additional documentation is needed. Additionally, clients ask us what they can do while they wait for their application to go through.
The process initiates with a social worker conducting an in-person assessment of the applicant to determine the level of care need.
This because there are lots of factors that we do not control, such as medical eligibility, errors caused by ALTCS, and failure of the customer to submit required documents.
Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) | Family Caregiver Alliance
Hiring SAS is a “no brainer” – unless you have endless patience, tons of free time, and are good with forms and following strict rules. It should be noted that with alternative residential care, sometimes referred to as assisted living or senior living, the room and board portion of the monthly fees are not considered medical services and, thus, are not paid by ALTCS.
The system simplifies logistics for the care recipient as they work entirely with a single organization and, very likely, a single individual for coordination of all care requirements.
Arizona also offers three assistance programs for aging seniors that provide greater flexibility in choosing a care provider than ALTCS. You or your loved one do not have to become part of that statistic, not knowing where else to turn.
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. Do They Pay Me Cash? Most of the time we primarily work with a close family member or trusted friend of the applicant. It takes about two months from the day we request the application to get a decision, but if you are approved then benefits are applied back to the first day of that month.
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.
If an applicant is over the income limit, they may elect to have an Income Only Trust, which is also referred to as a Miller Trust. Some applicants run into a lot of frustration and trouble, especially in cases involving trusts or married couples community spouses. 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.
If not, they may still approve the application but assess a Transfer Penalty, unless the transfer falls within an exception.
Once you are approved, you receive acute care services even during a penalty period. When a Medicaid candidate applies for, and is accepted into ALTCS, he or she meets with a caseworker to determine a health care plan that covers long-term care needs, including nursing home care, home care, adult foster care, and alternative residential care.
Once we review your case, we will tell you if you need to request a Fair Hearing or reapply. The most recent statements for the aforementioned resources will need to be submitted to the eligibility worker.
If you then decide to work with us, we will request more specific information and copies of documents such as recent bank statements, pay stubs, etc. Having such documentation gathered before beginning the application will make the whole application process easier and faster.