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FREE ALTCS Assessment

Find out if you are potentially eligible for ALTCS.

FREE IOT Need Assessment

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

2015 Social Security Changes

Consumer Price Index affects this year’s cost of living adjustments. 1.7% increases for Social Security beneficiaries.

Miller Trust (aka: Income-only Trust) Preparation

It's so satisfying to work an ALTCS income-only trust (IOT) case with all its idiosyncrasies and arrive at an approval for benefits. Just received another one of those approvals this week! Getting to an approval is no easy task. Many folks think that when ALTCS tells...

What you can do to prepare for the ALTCS Medical Evaluation (PAS)

A tip sheet to help you prepare for the ALTCS Medical Evaluation (PAS) appointment
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Navigating ALTCS: What Consumers Need to Know

FOUR things to keep in mind regarding ALTCS medical eligibility (PAS – Pre-Admission Screening) – eligibility getting tougher, medical records needed, request them in advance, journal your caregiving

Other than trusts, what other options do I have to prevent probate of my assets when I die?

Other than trusts, what other options do I have to prevent probate of my assets when I die? POD, name beneficiaries, beneficiary deed, MVD form.

Reporting Changes – Trusts

Reporting changes to ALTCS is required. If you are the trustor, trustee, or beneficiary of a trust, please report those changes to ALTCS, too.

Becoming a Paid Caregiver

Find instructions on how to become a paid caregiver for your loved one on ALTCS.

2017 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan Updates

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

2020 Speaking Events

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

Why pay for assistance?

So often we listen to our friends and neighbors and believe their stories about their experiences. “So and so got qualified for benefits and they are millionaires.” “I won’t qualify for help because I make too much money.” “My friend gave away all of their money and...

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?

NON-COVERED MEDICAL EXPENSES

NON-COVERED MEDICAL EXPENSES

ALTCS does not cover some medical-related expenses BUT they do allow a customer to submit those expenses and have them deducted from the Share of Cost so the customer can pay the bill him/herself.

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.

Year 2015 ALTCS/Medicare Savings Program Standards

The 2015 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan standards are listed in this blog. Some of the standards change in January and those are included, too.

Upcoming Speaking Events – Carol Aragon-Montgomery

Excited to announce that I will be speaking at two events in October 2019.

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