The ALTCS program provides long term care services, such as home care, assisted living, memory care or and skilled nursing, for seniors and physically disabled persons.  To qualify, persons must meet medical, income and resource criteria. The following is a quick reference guide to the 2021 ALTCS income and resource limits:


Single applicant $2,383.00/month

Married applicant $2,383.00/month, or both spouses combined $4,766.00/month

Note, for applicants whose gross income exceeds the limits above, an Income Only Trust may be used to meet income eligibility criteria.


Single applicant $2,000.00

Married applicant Community Spouse Resource limits*:

Minimum Resource Standard    $26,076.00

Maximum Resource Standard $130,380.00

*AHCCCS/ALTCS will determine how much the community spouse may have in countable resources on a case-by-case basis.

Home Equity Limit $603,000.00

In addition to the allowed countable resources, applicants and their spouses may also have certain exempt or non-countable assets, such as home, vehicle, household goods and personal property, certain burial accounts or plans or plots, Medicaid compliant annuity, or Special Needs Trusts for disabled persons under age 65.

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If you or someone you know is concerned about the cost of long term care, which can range from $5,000 to $7,000 per month, call Bivens & Associates PLLC at 480-922-1010 or email to schedule a consultation. Ms. Bivens and the firm have helped nearly a thousand  families for over 20 years to qualify for ALTCS benefits while preserving millions in assets and obtaining quality long term care.  ALTCS/Medicaid rules and application process are complex; you need great lawyers on your side. Whether you are advance planning or already in crisis, we have the experience and legal knowledge you need to achieve best personal, medical and financial outcomes.