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Key Medicaid Information for
Louisiana

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):
$126,420
Increased CSRA:
Permitted, Louisiana folows the income-first rule.
Annuities:
Actuarially sound annuities are permitted (with restrictions; check with attorney).
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance:
$3,160.50

Transfers

Average monthly cost of nursing home care according to state:
$5,000
Has a Long-Term Care Partnership program been implemented?
Yes

Assets

Are IRAs and other retirement plans protected (noncountable)?
No
State’s resource limit for Medicaid recipients:
$2,000

Income

Is the state an "income cap" state?
Yes, but the state has a medically needy program that covers long-term care.
Monthly personal needs allowance for nursing home residents:
$38

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

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.
$585,000

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Landsman Law Group
Rockville, MD

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Farr Law Firm
Fairfax, VA

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Law Offices of John L. Laster
Falls Church, VA

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