Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Common Questions - Long-Term Care

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Who qualifies for Louisiana Medicaid Long Term Care?
Can an individual receive the necessary care at home or in the community?
How do I get Medicaid?
How do I begin the application process?
If my parent is not able to complete the application process on their own, can I act as their representative?
What are the income limits?
How does the Medically Needy Spend-Down Program work?
What is countable income?
Whose income is counted?
May a person who qualifies give some of his or her income to a spouse and/or children?
How is resource eligibility determined?
What happens when a long-term care recipient dies?
How long does an eligibility decision take?
What if there are changes?
What if I think a decision you make is unfair, incorrect, or made too late?