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Unlike Medicare, we are not entitled to Medicaid when we turn age 65. Medicaid is a means-
Although funded by the federal government, Medicaid is managed individually by each state. Arizona’s Medicaid program is called Arizona Long Term Care System (a.k.a. ALTCS). ALTCS covered services “may” include:
Home and community-
Medical services (doctor’s office visits and prescriptions)
Below are the basic eligibility requirements:
Be a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant
Have a Social Security Number (or apply for one)
Be an Arizona resident
Live in your own home or an ALTCS-
Require a nursing-
Gross monthly income limit of $2,205 (single applicants): not limited to wages, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, disability, retirement and VA pensions. For married couples, eligibility is calculated using a “Community Spouse Resource Deduction” (CSRD); see details below.
Countable resources of not more than $2,000: bank account balances, real property (not lived in), cash, stocks, bonds, CD’s, cash value of some certain life insurance policies and non-
Community Spouse Resource Deduction: a legally married spouse of an ALTCS applicant who lives at home or anywhere other than a medical facility is called a “community spouse”. Countable resources of both spouse are totaled, and the community spouse may keep a portion to live on as calculated by an ALTCS Eligibility Specialist.
Special Treatment Trust: if your income exceeds the ALTCS limits, you may still be able to qualify by creating a “Miller Trust”. It is best to consult with an elder law attorney when considering this option.
To explore your specific eligibility, it is best to speak with an ALTCS Eligibility Specialist at the nearest ALTCS office. Please click link below.
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