When applying for AHCCCS in Arizona for seniors, you have to make sure you have everything in order for a smooth application process. You need to be sure you’re applying for the right program as well; are you applying for health insurance only, or are you interested in the Arizona Long Term Care program?
The main things they are going to question you on are your financial background and current medical state. Make sure to have up-to-date bank statements (at the very least), house appraisals if you own a house, income source documentation and any other property ownership information you have. If you are applying for AHCCCS in Arizona for seniors and specifically the Arizona Long Term Care (ALTCS) program, then you will also need to have medical information ready to present to them.
This can seem overwhelming, but our Senior Planning agents are more than happy to walk you through an in depth explanation of everything you need to get you ready for approval. All of our services are free so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-531-5118. Our agents have been helping Arizona’s elderly and disabled fill out applications for years and are very knowledgeable. Qualifying is often circumstantial and varies on a case-by-case basis.
Now back to AHCCCS in Arizona for seniors. There are a few forms and a phone number you have to call to start the application. Once the application is started, and depending upon which programs you sign up for, it can take up to 60 days to go through. There are some ways we can get the application for AHCCCS in Arizona for seniors sped up, but you will have to call us because our recommendations are usually on a case per case basis. As soon as you have submitted all of the paper work, all you have to do is wait. Make sure to provide the state with all the details, because if there is any information left out, it could result in either a delay in application, or a rejection. With a rejection you have to begin all over again which will push the waiting period back to 60 more days.
The first thing I would recommend is getting together the applicant’s birth certificate, social security card, and a method of identification. Additionally, get a hold of a bill paid in an Arizona residence for further verification. If you have any questions, we are available 24/7/365.