Health and Economic Stability

Helping People Obtain and Preserve Necessities of Life

CLS helps people obtain and preserve necessities of life including AHCCCS Healthcare coverage, Social Security disability benefits, Nutrition Assistance and Cash Assistance.

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Did You Know?

2018 financial outcome for individuals
$ 0 .00
Arizonans accessing Nutrition Assistance
Households insured by AHCCCS

Typical Health and Economic Stability (HES) Issues

In order to improve and maintain the stability of families and individuals, CLS places a high priority on cases and matters in which members of our client community are denied access to vital healthcare services and essential economic supports. Individuals seeking legal assistance regarding these types of issues may receive services ranging from resource referrals to formal representation at administrative hearings or court.

  • Social Security Disability
  • Nutrition Assistance
  • Healthcare
  • Cash Assistance

How to Appeal a DES denial or termination of AHCCCS Healthcare coverage


AHCCCS Appeal Info Sheet

How to appeal a denial or termination from the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)

ALTCS Appeal

ALTCS Appeal Info Sheet

How to appeal a DES decision about Cash Assistance or Nutrition Assistance

Cash Assistance and Nutrition Assistance Appeal

CA and NA Appeal Info Sheet

How to appeal a denial or termination of Social Security disability benefits

Social Security Denial or Termination

Social Security Denial or Termination information

What to do if you receive a Social Security benefit overpayment notice

Social Security Overpayment

Social Security overpayment information

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What do we mean by healthcare services?

CLS advocates on behalf of individuals and families who have been denied coverage or services, or face reductions in services, through state healthcare insurance programs administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), and the Arizona Department of Health services (DHS). These programs include: Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS), Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), DES Division of Developmental Disabilities services (DDD), and behavioral health services.

What are economic supports?

CLS offers legal assistance to Arizonans who have been denied access to essential economic supports. Areas of focus include Social Security disability benefits, Cash Assistance and Nutrition Assistance. We also offer assistance in matters such as Social Security overpayments, Nutrition Assistance overpayments, and other issues stemming from these programs.

Additional service information

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Resources & Information

Social Security Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration's online overview of disability benefits

Health-e-Arizona PLUS

Apply online for AHCCCS Healthcare and Nutrition Assistance using Health-e-Arizona Plus.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

DES promotes the safety, well-being, and self sufficiency of children, adults, and families.

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