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  • BenefitsCheckUp

    BenefitsCheckUp helps find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Information from this site requires filling out a form. Content Detail

    National Council on the Aging
  • Compensation and Pension Benefits for Veterans

    Compensation & Pension Service administers a variety of benefits and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors, including, but not limited to: service-connected compensation, DIC, non-service connected pension, burial & accrued benefits, guardianship, and public contact services. Content Detail

    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • 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

  • Long Term Care Ombudsman

    Investigate and resolve complaints by older Alaskans (60+) who reside in long term care facilities, if the complaint relates to a decision, action or failure to act by a provider of long term care sercies, a public agency or a social service agency that may adversely affect the safety, welfare or rights of the older Alaskan. Read More

    Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Medicaid Qualifying Income Trust -- Miller Trust word

    A Miller Trust (or irrevocable income trust) allows people who are over-income for Medicaid to become income-eligible by limiting their access to their own income by placing it in the hands of another party (the “trustee). This brochure gives an overview of Miller Trusts and issues to consider in deciding if this is the best option to meet health care needs. Content Detail

  • Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

    This site lists frequently asked questions and answers about Medicare. It includes information about enrollment, premiums, and Parts A and B. There is also a search feature so you may get information about other Social Security subjects. Content Detail

  • Medicare Hospice Benefits

    An explanation of Medicare's hospice care coverage. Content Detail

    Health Care Financing Administration
  • Special Issues Regarding Power of Attorney Forms

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    Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage