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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.

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.

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

End-of-year documents, Cost of Living Increases, Reporting Changes to ALTCS/VA

End of year documents and cost of living documents for ALTCS members and Veterans claimaints.

Legal documents fee schedule

Legal documents fee schedule

July 2020 ALTCS Community Spouse Guidelines

ALTCS/MSP GUIDELINES As of July 1, 2020 (items in RED reflect changes) ALTCS Individual Standards (changes each January) $2,349.00 — ALTCS Monthly Income Limit$2,000.00 — Resource Limit Medicare Savings Plan Individual Standards (changes each February) $1,064.00 — QMB...

It has been a fast moving New Year!

On January 1, 2015, the following Eligibility Standards Changes occurred: Federal Benefit Rates (FBR) Change 2014 2015 Individual FBR Increase $721.00 $733.00 Couple FBR Increase $1082.00 $1100.00 ALTCS Income Limit Increase $2163.00 $2199.00 Child Allocation Increase...

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.

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.

Changes to stay and changes to come…

Summer is almost over and fall is on it's way! We hope you had a wonderful summer, staying cool and enjoying some swimming. We have been very busy over the summer and are looking to update our website to be even more user friendly, computer, tablet and phone. Expect a...

Miller Trusts aka: Income-Only Trust at a fair price!

Folks are getting $2000 & up Miller Trust fee quotes at other firms.
We can help! Ours start at $250!

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.

YEAR 2018 – ALTCS & Medicare Savings Plan Guidelines

Click Y2018 ALTCS-MSP.standards.010118v2 for a pdf version of this information 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 Limit $1,005.01—$1,206.00—SLMB...

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...

2015 Social Security Changes

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

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...
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