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  • Guarding Our Elders

    Information for family members who are considering taking over decision-making responsibilities for elder members of the family. Read More

  • Forms for Guardianship/Conservatorship (Adult)

    Forms needed to start a guardianship/conservatorship case for an adult. Information regarding guardianship of a minor child is available in the Family Law section of this site. Content Detail

  • General Information: Personal Care Program

    This handout prepared by the State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services provides general information for consumers about what personal care programs are available, how to qualify for personal care, and how to become a personal care giver. Additional information on medicaid and the PCA program can be found on alaskalawhelp under the subtopic of Medicare, Medicaid and Other health issues. Read More

  • Court Mediation Programs

    The Alaska Court System provides free and low-cost mediation programs for child custody/visitation cases, child-in-need-of-aid (CINA) cases, & adult guardianship/conservatorship cases. Information about these programs in particular, and mediation in other matters is available here. Content Detail

  • Guardian and Conservatorship FAQs

    The Office of Public Advocacy's Family Guardianship Program provides information and assistance to to private individuals who are, or are considering becoming, guardian or conservator for a family member or friend. In addition to the FAQ's, this site offers basic information, a link to the forms needed to start a guardianship/conservatorship case for an adult, and contact information if you have questions about guardianship in general. Content Detail

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship -- What You Need to Know

    The Alaska Court System's Family Law Self-Help Center provides online information about guardianship and conservatorship. This site offers basic information, a link to the forms needed to start a guardianship/conservatorship case for an adult, and contact information if you have questions about guardianship in general. Content Detail

  • Miller Trusts - "Qualifying Income Trusts"

    A Miller Trust, also known as a "qualifiying income trust" is a type of trust that allows a person to be eligible for Medicaid even if his income is above the Medicaid limits. The trust document itself must be written by an attorney - but here you can find information about what a trust is, why -- or why not -- a trust might be helpful, how to set up a trust and how it works. Read More

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    Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage
  • Social Security Representative Payment Program

    The Representative Payment Program provides financial management for Social Security and SSI payments of beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their payments. Here you can find detailed information about the program and answers to frequently-asked questions. Content Detail