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Let our elder law attorneys help to ensure you receive the maximum ALTCS benefits available, while preserving as many of your assets as possible. 79% of ALTCS applicants were denied eligibility for long-term care coverage. Although this denial rate is disturbingly high, individuals might overcome eligibility issues by making simple reparations. At JacksonWhite, you will find a team of Elder Law attorneys, social workers, and benefit processors who work together to help you or your loved ones qualify for long-term care financing in Arizona.
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Join our experienced team at one of our Free ALTCS Seminars to learn more about these benefits and navigating the eligibility requirements.
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What is ALTCS?
Arizona Long-Term Care System, or ALTCS, is a branch of Arizona’s Medicaid program that covers long-term health care for qualifying individuals and is unique to Arizona.
Despite the similarity in titles, Medicaid is very different from Medicare, and the two should not be confused. Above all else, ALTCS differs from Medicare because it is needs based, meaning that only those who meet strict eligibility requirements qualify for the benefit.
ALTCS Eligibility General Requirements
An applicant must meet the following general criteria:
· Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal alien
· Must be an Arizona resident, with the intent to stay in Arizona
· Must have a Social Security number
· Must make an effort to secure potential primary benefits
· Must reside in their personal home, a medical institution or an approved home based community setting
· Must be cooperative and provide verifying documents to ALTCS
· Must meet medical criteria
· Must meet financial criteria
Veterans may also be eligible for special benefits as well.
ALTCS Monthly Income Limits
Whether an applicant is married or single determines the amount of income they can receive under the ALTCS program rules.
A single applicant can have up to $2,742* in gross monthly income.
A married applicant applying for ALTCS alone is limited to $2,742* in gross monthly income and their spouse’s income is not considered unless they are over the limit.
Married applicants both applying, each spouse must have an income at or below $2742, or must have a combined income of no more than $5484; depending on placement
Even if your monthly income is more than these limits, we can still help you qualify for ALTCS.