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YEAR 2019 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plans Standards – Update 02/01/19

AHCCCS / ALTCS / Medicare Cost-Sharing programs have updates multiple times a year. Some numbers change in January, some in February, some in July, and some in October.

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.

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!

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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.

Applying for ALTCS on your own

Already taken our ALTCS Eligibility Assessment and found out you can apply on your own? Find the resources here to apply.

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...

Help Us Change Arizona’s Legal Documents Statistics!

More than 60% people lack any type of will or estate planning. There are free resources, DIY options, and hands-on assistance to get your legal documents today.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

2017 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan Updates

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

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...
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