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 Monthly Spousal Need used in the Excess Shelter Allowance
$ 664.00 Maximum Family Allowance for a Dependent with no income

The other standards used, but changed at different times include:

Effective January of each year and the number for 01/2015
$2981.00 Maximum Minimum Maintenance Needs Allowance

Effective October of each year and the number for 10/2014 – 09/2015
$ 341.00 Standard Utility Allowance

Not sure if these changes affect your loved one’s case? Call 480-464-4968 to speak to a consultant who can run your numbers through our form to find out your loved one’s new Share of Cost and his/her spouse’s allowance effective July 2015.

Hope you have a safe and fun 4th of July. Happy Independence Day!

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