If you are looking for Medicaid in Arizona, also known as an ALTCS application, there are some materials you need to get together before you apply. In this post we are going to discuss some of the basics of Medicaid in Arizona. First of all, make sure you have a birth certificate in your possession. Once you have your birth certificate ready, you are going to need bank records from the past five years and a list of your assets. ALTCS, or Medicaid in Arizona, can look at your financial records as far back as five years if they suspect there was an unjustified spend-down or the sale of an asset. If you’ve sold your house recently or still own one don’t worry, it doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t qualify. Senior Planning will give you a free rundown and help you apply for ALTCS or Medicaid in Arizona.
After you’ve made sure you have your financial records, birth certificate, and a list of assets, the next step is to call the application phone line. Once you call this phone line you have begun your application. It can take up to 60 days from the time of your phone call. Call us to see how we can help you speed up the process. First they are going to do a financial background check and if you pass that, they will send a medical evaluator to your house to see if you qualify for the medical portion. The Medicaid in Arizona or ALTCS medical evaluation will be graded on a 60 point scale. Things like dementia, incontinence, inability to prepare meals, or frequently falling are some of the things that can get you qualified.
Even after you pass the financial qualifications and the medical evaluation there can still be a waiting period for the ALTCS application to completely process. This waiting period for Medicaid in Arizona is called ALTCS pending. When you are ALTCS pending, the Medicaid in Arizona office may not be able to help you, but we can. We work with many homes that will take you even before you are enrolled in ALTCS. Even if you applied yesterday, we can find places for you; just give us a call at 800-531-5118 or request info and feel free to ask any questions you might have.