Health Insurance for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities who Need Long Term Care

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AHCCCS offers services for individuals who require the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Mental Retardation and Related Conditions (ICF-MR). These services are offered through the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). This program is intended for individuals of any age who are determined to need ongoing services at that institutional level.

Those who qualify do not have to reside in an ICF-MR. Most ALTCS-DD members live in their own homes or in other community settings and receive needed services there.

The following document includes:

  • How to apply for ALTCS
  • Non-financial eligibility requirements
  • How resources are treated
  • How income is treated
  • The cost of care
  • How ALTCS determines medical eligibility
  • Types of ALTCS services

Filing an Application for the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) - DE-828 [PDF]

Llenando una Solicitud para el Sistema de Cuidados a Largo Plazo de Arizona (ALTCS) - DE-828 [PDF]


Long Term Care Partnership Program

For information about how ALTCS counts resources under The Long Term Care Partnership Program, please review the following document:


Additional Information

Please use the Applicants Menu on the left for information about how to apply, covered services, available health plans, and additional resources. For other questions please contact your nearest ALTCS office.


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