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 2022 ALTCS income, resource and other limits:
GROSS INCOME LIMITS:
Single applicant $2,523.00/month
Married applicant $2,523.00/month, or both spouses combined $5,046.00/month
Note, for applicants whose gross income exceeds the limits above, an Income Only Trust may be used to meet income eligibility criteria.
COUNTABLE RESOURCE LIMITS:
Single applicant $2,000.00
Married applicant Community Spouse Resource limits*:
Minimum Resource Standard $27,480.00
Maximum Resource Standard $137,400.00
*AHCCCS/ALTCS will determine how much the community spouse may have in countable resources on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to the allowed countable resources, applicants and their spouses may also have certain exempt or non-countable assets, such as a home in AZ (Applicant’s Home Equity Limit $636,000.00), 1 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.
*Do not purchase a Medicaid compliant annuity without legal counsel; strict federal and state laws apply.
PRIVATE PAY RATE (Transfer Penalty Period):
$8,029.46 for Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties, $7,331.78 for all other AZ Counties
PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE (PNA): $126.15/mo.
MIN. COMMUNIITY SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE INCOME ALLOWANCE (CSMIA): $2,177.50
MAX. COMMUNITY SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE INCOME ALLOWANCE (CSMIA): $3,435.00
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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 $8,000 per month, call Bivens & Associates PLLC at 480-922-1010 or email email@example.com 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.
NOTE:This is a basic general outline of ALTCS’ income and resource eligibility criteria; the numbers and rules are always subject to change. No guidance regarding asset protection or the ALTCS application process is described herein. These numbers are effective as of 01/01/2022.
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