Long Term Care Planning, ALTCS/Medicaid Planning in Arizona
The caring attorneys and staff of the Dana Law Firm understand the complexities that go along with obtaining the best long-term care possible for your family and loved ones. There are important decisions to be made and financial issues to be resolved. Our team of professionals provides the education and legal help you need to guide you through your options for financing long-term healthcare with the Arizona Medicaid/ALTCS program. Our team is dedicated to providing caring support and legal counsel to assist you in obtaining the maximum benefits available for the care of your loved ones. Our Elder Law team will review your financial and medical situation and advise you on what can be done to protect your income and assets while qualifying for public benefits.
The Dana Law Firm Elder Law attorneys focus our practice on helping potential applicants qualify for the Arizona Medicaid /Arizona Long-Term Care System, commonly known as ALTCS. Anybody applying for ALTCS should understand that the denial rate is approximately 73 percent. Our Elder Law attorneys are an invaluable asset to ALTCS applicants looking to obtain approval for the benefit with as little delay and paperwork hassle as possible. The Dana Law Firm team is familiar with ALTCS rules and regulations, and will be able to use this knowledge to help applicants be as certain as possible that ALTCS will approve their application. Counseling with a Dana Law Firm Elder Law attorney generally saves ALTCS applicants time, fear of the unknown, stress, money and family asset worries, since in Arizona, long-term care can cost more than $7,000 per month and the application process is lengthy and cumbersome. Using our knowledgeable staff to help ensure eligibility can save applicants many months of health care expenses and unnecessary stress and worry.
ALTCS applicants are denied benefits for one of three reasons: They have too many resources, they have too much monthly income, or they do not qualify medically for the benefit. The Dana Law Firm has tools available to help many applicants overcome each of these obstacles and can prepare an individualized strategy to help applicants get their resources within the allowable limit. Regarding the issues related to income, there are legal devices, such as a Miller Trust, that can be prepared and established to bring an applicant’s income within the allowable limit. As to medical requirements, our team at the Dana Law Firm can educate applicants as to what ALTCS requires. Arizona long-term health care is vitally important, and obtaining coverage for such care is many times necessary to prevent applicants from spending all of their savings on health care. The Dana Law Firm Team can help you navigate the application process for ALTCS benefits, and provide you with the peace of mind and the support needed so that your long-term health care needs are met.