Registration may be completed by mail or in person at the Aging and Disability Services Division – Las Vegas Regional Office, 1860 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104, between the office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays. Click TAP Application above to access the printable application. Individuals with a permanent disability, who are under the age of 60, must provide a letter from the Social Security Administration or their doctor, stating such, to prove eligibility
Coupon books are also available in Washoe County through the Washoe Senior Ride Program. You may call (775) 348-0477 or visit http://www.rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation-2-91.html to learn more about transportation services offered in Washoe County.
Provide one on one assistance to older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers and families. There are five resource centers throughout Nevada helping people to explore their options, plan for care and connect with the services of their choice.
The Resource Centers offer three types of services:
Resource & Service Navigation – a person centered process that helps individuals and their families explore care options in Nevada.
Caregiver Support – helping Nevada’s family caregivers connect to a toolbox of services and empowering them in their caregiver role.
Veterans Services – connecting to individuals who have served in the military explore benefits available through the VA, the state, and informal supports.
Connect with a Local Resource Center Today!
The Assistive Technology for Independent Living (AT/IL) Program is a statewide program that supports an individual’s choice to live in their community. The program can provide assistance to individuals to identify the appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) that is necessary for the individual to care for themselves or be cared for in their homes and community rather than in a care facility. The program also has resources to provide AT when no other resources are possible.
What is Offered?
Assistance developing Independent Living goals and Independent Living plans
Assistance identifying appropriate Assistive Technology (AT)
Information and technical assistance
Assistance identifying resources for AT needed
Assistance finding contractors and vendors for the necessary AT
Provide Assistive Technology needed for daily living, home and community access; including home modifications, durable medical equipment, vehicle modifications, visual aids, mobility devices, and personal communication technology
Who Is Eligible?
Anyone whose disability causes a substantial functional limitation and lacks other resources. The services being sought must also be available through the program otherwise referrals to those services can be provided. Lastly there must be a reasonable expectation that the services will enable the individual to gain, improve, and maintain their independence and enable them to complete their activities of daily living. Individuals that are currently in a care facility, or at high risk of placement in a facility, can be prioritized for the services that are necessary for them live independently in the community.
Who Manages the Program?
Case coordination is provided through non-profit community partners C*A*R*E* Chest of Sierra Nevada and Easter Seals. Our community partners provide case coordination, information, assistance, and follow-along supports directly with the AT/IL consumers. Eligibility determinations are made by the community partner agencies and work with the individual. The program is managed by the Aging and Disability Services Division’s (ADSD) Disability Services Unit. Disability services and ADSD manages all case service funds as well as providing oversight and direction to our community partners.
Easter Seals Nevada
7351 West Charleston Blvd. Ste. 120
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 677-3560- Main
(702) 870-7616 – Fax
C*A*R*E* Chest of the Sierra Nevada
7910 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89506
(775) 829-2273 – Main
(775) 829-8745 – Fax
(866) 206-5242 – Toll Free
Contact: Bob Donnelly Ext. 108
The ABLE Act:
Tax bill update
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed H.R 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law. Three provisions in the tax reform bill impact state ABLE programs as follows:
Rollovers from 529 college savings accounts into 529A (ABLE) accounts, up to the annual maximum contribution amount, are now permitted under federal law. The state tax treatment of these rollovers is currently being determined by each individual state.
Account owners who work and earn income are permitted to make contributions into their ABLE accounts in excess of the $15,000 annual contribution limit under certain circumstances. The designated beneficiary (ABLE account owner) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the ABLE contribution limits. State ABLE programs are in the process of implementing these changes and will provide updates accordingly.
The Federal Tax Savers Credit has been extended to include contributions to ABLE accounts with some limits.
Please consult with your tax advisor for any specific guidance tailored to your situation.