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Question: My Mom is an 80-year old senior with legal status, diable, no income, arrived in the US November 2007. She was just recently approved for AHCCCS Federal Emergency Services. I made an appeal to AHCCCS that she be granted a regular full coverage because of her current medical condition. What are the rights of the seniors in Arizona with the same case of my Mom in terms of health care. She has heart disease, severe arthritis, acute glaucoma that needs to be followed-up by specialists. She has been due for medical check up and needs continuous medication for the above illnesses. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:

The Area Agency on Aging has a senior helpline, (602) 264-HELP (4357) that can provide you with specific information regarding AHCCCS benefits. Additionally, you can review our article on The Arizona Health Care Cost containment System (AHCCCS) to find out more about elegibility and enrollment.

There are various Area Agencies on Aging throughout Arizona.
Maricopa County
Apache, Cononino, Navajo and Yavapai Counties
Pima County
Pinal and Gila Counties

In addition, you may want to go to the Arizona Department of Economic Security site for information on the services that they provide. They have a State Health Insurance Assistance Program.

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  • My Mom is an 80-year old senior with legal status, diable, no income, arrived in the US November 2007. She was just recently approved for AHCCCS Federal Emergency Services. I made an appeal to AHCCCS that she be granted a regular full coverage because of her current medical condition. What are the rights of the seniors in Arizona with the same case of my Mom in terms of health care. She has heart disease, severe arthritis, acute glaucoma that needs to be followed-up by specialists. She has been due for medical check up and needs continuous medication for the above illnesses. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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