AT Funding

Alternative Financing Program

The purpose of the Alternative Financing Program (AFP) is to assist Arkansans with disabilities in obtaining assistive technology equipment and services designed to improve or maintain independence, to better quality of life, and/or assist in becoming more productive members of the community.

This application is for a LOAN, not a grant. If you choose to apply, you must meet program eligibility requirements and demonstrate the ability to repay the loan. If you think your financial situation could prevent you from qualifying for a loan, you may want to consider securing a co-borrower.

Applications received by the AFP will be processed on a first come, first served basis. It is important you complete and sign the application form and include any required documents identified on the Documentation/Actions Checklist. Loan applications that are incomplete or require additional information may be returned. It is important you promptly respond to requests for any additional information to avoid delays in the loan approval process.

Medicare

Medicare is a national insurance program administered by the U.S. Federal Government for adults of 65 years of age and younger people with disabilities

Medicare may provide coverage for some assistive technology devices, the scope of coverage is limited

Learn more at www.medicare.gov.

Medicaid

Medicaid is the cooperative federal-state health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources. People served by Medicaid are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents, including low income adults, their children, and people with disabilities.

Medicaid Waivers allows Medicaid to be used for additional services and may cover specialized medical equipment and supplies.

https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-state/stateprofile.html?state=arkansas

http://medicaidwaiver.org/

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits.