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Key Medicaid Information for Tennessee for 2014

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA): Minimum: $23,448
Maximum: $117,240
Increased CSRA: Permitted. Tennessee follows the income-first rule.
Annuities: Actuarially sound annuities are permitted.
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: Minimum: $1,939
Maximum: $2,931
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Average monthly cost of nursing home care according to state: $4,591 ($153.02 per day)
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Has a Long-Term Care Partnership program been implemented? Yes
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Is the state an "income cap" state? Yes
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Estate Recovery

Has the state expanded the definition of "estate" beyond the probate estate? No
Has the state included a hardship provision in its estate recovery plan? Yes
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Home Equity Limit

The state Medicaid program will not cover long-term care services for those with home equity above this limit, with certain exceptions. $543,000
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