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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.

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.

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?

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...

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...

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...

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

5 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.

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Navigating ALTCS: What Consumers Need to Know – ALTCS Medical Eligibility

Navigating ALTCS: What Consumers Need to Know. 7 out of 10 applicants are denied for ALTCS the first time they apply. ALTCS Medical Eligibility.

Legal Documents Fee Schedule & Explanation of Document Types

Legal document fee list & explanation of document types

Upcoming Speaking Events – Carol Aragon-Montgomery

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

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...

ALTCS Community Spouse Standards effective 07/01/15

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 July 1, 2015, the following numbers changed: $1992.00 Monthly Spousal Need $ 598.00 30% of the...
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