How to deal with an ALTCS denial

By April 20, 2011Uncategorized

If you have recently applied for Arizona Medicaid, there is a pretty good chance that you have been denied ALTCS eligibility.  After all, more than 70 percent of applicants are denied the ALTCS benefit on their first application.  If you have recently received an ALTCS denial, however, do not assume that your chance at Arizona Medicaid eligibility has passed you by.  Rather, you have at least a couple of options that might help you eventually qualify for ALTCS Medicaid.

If you believe that the ALTCS denial was made in error, then you have the right to request an eligibility hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.  An eligibility hearing is an administrative process where you will have a chance for a fair and impartial review of your ALTCS denial.  You can represent yourself at the hearing if you are comfortable doing so, or you can obtain the counsel of an Arizona elder law attorney.

A second option that is available to you after an ALTCS denial is to consult with an Arizona elder law attorney about ALTCS planning.  It may be that while you do not presently meet ALTCS eligibility requirements, some simple preparations will help you to qualify for Arizona Medicaid in due course.

To obtain a second opinion from a qualified Arizona elder law attorney call JacksonWhite today at (480) 818-6912.