What is income and how does ALTCS count income in their eligibility test?
Income is cash received that can be used to obtain food or shelter. It can be paid to the person directly or deposited into the person’s financial account. Cash includes currency, checks, direct deposits, and money orders.
Income can be received daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually but is not limited to these frequencies.
Income can come from Social Security, pension companies, government pensions, annuities, wages, tips, etc.
AHCCCS/ALTCS uses GROSS monthly income (the amount before deductions like taxes, health insurance premium, dues, etc.) to determine eligibility.
Eligibility is looked at on a month-by-month basis.
An applicant could be eligible one month and ineligible another month.