Arizona Senior Law Blog

State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension?

Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent

Question: My father was hospitalized about a year ago and the hospital social worker filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application on his behalf, but ALTCS denied the application. Recently, we started looking for longterm placement for my father, but discovered that such placement is extremely expensive. What are our options?

Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her home upon her death. Does this mean that the house is mine?

Differences in Medicare and ALTCS

Question: Why do I need to even consider Arizona Long Term Care System when I have Medicare? After paying into the Medicare system for my entire career, shouldn’t Medicare cover my medical expenses? I don’t understand why I need to apply for ALTCS when I am already insured.

ALTCS Has a Network of Facilities

Question: My mother has lived in the same assisted living community for three years, and we both really like most everything about her accommodations. After three years of paying for care, however, mom is just about out of money, and we need to find some assistance to keep her where she is at. If mom applies for Arizona Long Term Care System will she have to move to a special ALTCS facility?

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