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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.

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.

Overview of Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Administration has many benefits available to those who served our country. Those benefits can be anything from Education and Training to Compensation and/or Pension to Medical Treatment and Burial Benefits. One common type of benefit is the...

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...

Year 2020 ALTCS & Medicare Savings Plan Guidelines

Year 2020 ALTCS & Medicare Savings Plan Guidelines – information about share of cost deductions, income limit, resource limit, eligibility guidelines, deductions

ALTCS approvals dependent on living arrangement setting

ALTCS cannot approve a potential member unless he/she is in living in an appropriate ALTCS setting. If you are searching for an assisted living facility/home …

2017 ALTCS Numbers Update

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

Did You Know? QMB May 2019

There is a Medicare Cost Sharing Program called QMB—Qualified Medicare Beneficiary. It’s “like” a supplement to Medicare insurance AND members can go to any Medicare approved providers**.

Year 2019 – July update ALTCS/MSP Guidelines

Some community spouse standards change in July – this one page sheet provide the 2019 updates to the monthly spousal need, excess shelter expense, and family allowance.

Legal Documents Fee Schedule & Explanation of Document Types

Legal document fee list & explanation of document types

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Becoming Income Eligible for ALTCS When You’re Over the Limit

Using the income-only trust (AKA: Miller Trust) to income qualify for ALTCS.

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