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Find out if you are potentially eligible for ALTCS.

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Find out if you may need an Income-Only Trust.

What is ALTCS (pronounced “all tex”)?

This blog gives you a high level overview of the Arizona Long Term Care System, also known as ALTCS. You will find the 2016 income limit, the basic resource/asset limits, and information about other guidelines and eligibility criteria.

2017 ALTCS Numbers Update

Find out the year 2017 ALTCS standards for income limits, personal needs allowance, and spousal resource deductions.

ALTCS Community Spouse Standards effective 10/01/15

ALTCS uses some specific numbers in their community spouse monthly income allowance calculation. The numbers used in the calculation change three times a year. Effective October 1, 2015, the following numbers changed: $ 271.00 Standard Utility Allowance; this amount...

2020 Speaking Events

Speaking events for Carol Aragon-Montgomery of Montgomery & Associates, ALTCS planning

Which legal documents should I consider having in place?

A very important part of your long term care planning is having your paperwork in order. There are documents that you can sign which name someone you trust to be YOU when you are no longer capable of acting on your own behalf.

2017 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan Updates

2017 Arizona Long Term Care System and Medicare Savings Plans eligibility changes.

Spring is here!

On April 2014, Eligibility Standards Changes will occur for 1. SSI-MAO and QMB Income Standards increased, 2. SLMB Income Standards, 3. QI-1 Income Standards.

Frequently Asked Question – 01/20/15

A question we are frequently asked ... Does ALTCS take my loved one's income when they qualify for ALTCS benefits? The answer to that question is NO. They don't TAKE the income. But they do assess a cost of care based on the ALTCS' members income. There is a myth that...

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07/30/14 - Recommendation Letter

Summer is here!

We hope you are staying cool and encourage you to drink as much water as possible. On July 1, 2014, the following Eligibility Standards Changes will occur: 1. The Monthly Spousal Need (MSN) increased from $1939.00 to $1967.00. 2. The Excess Shelter Allowance increased...

February 2018 – ALTCS & Medicare Savings Plan Guidelines

PDF version of this information As of February 1, 2018 (blue text only updated in February 2018) ALTCS Individual Standards $2,250.00—ALTCS Monthly Income Limit $2,000.00—Resource Limit Medicare Savings Plan Individual Standards $1,012.00—QMB Income Limit...

In Arizona, only 1 in 4 people have their life care planning complete!

Who will be you when you cannot?
Information about life care and end-of-life care legal documents

Average Long Term Care Costs in Arizona

Statistically speaking, 1 out of 2 people will need long term care in their lifetime. After age 70, that statistic is 1 in 3. Are you prepared?

Pre-2018 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan Updates

PRE-YEAR 2018 ALTCS/MSP GUIDELINES As of January 1, 2018 (black font only updated) (printable PDF) ALTCS Individual Standards $2,250.00—ALTCS Monthly Income Limit $2,000.00—Resource Limit Medicare Savings Plan Individual Standards $1,005.01—QMB Income...
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