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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.

2020 Speaking Events

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

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...

Estate Planning Information about AB Trusts – June 17, 2019

An AB Trust is one in which a family trust is divided at the first death into two trusts (the by-pass or credit shelter trust and the survivor’s trust). Many people use this type of trust for one of two reasons.

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
keywords: altcs, altcs pas, preadmission screening, tips, medical need for long term care, PAS assessment, medical records, prescriptions list, medical conditions, medical diagnoses, neurologist

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.

2017 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan Updates

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

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...

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.

2017 ALTCS Numbers Update

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

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.

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...

Frequently Asked Question – 01/20/15

A question we are frequently asked ... Does ALTCS take my loved one's income when they qualify for ALTCS benefits? The answer to that question is NO. They don't TAKE the income. But they do assess a cost of care based on the ALTCS' members income. There is a myth that...

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

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

ALTCS coverage update.

We have some exciting news! There is now coverage of Incontinence Briefs for ALTCS Members. On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear AHCCCS' appeal of the Court of Appeals decision in Alvarez v. Betlach which upheld coverage of...
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