My mom passed away 7 months ago and I have not been contacted yet. My mother was in a nursing home for about 5 years due to dementia on long term care coverage from Medicaid in Louisiana. She passed away in February. I expected Medicaid to contact me by now to look at a possible Estate Recovery. The only asset my mom has is a special needs trust account with less than $5,000 left in it. She also had a small life insurance policy with me and my 2 siblings listed as the beneficiaries. We are hanging on to the trust account and the life insurance money due to a possible estate recovery. My questions is, when should I expect to be contacted by Medicaid for an estate recovery? How will I know if they are not planning on performing an estate recovery? Is there a statute of limitations? i.e. is there a period of time where as if I do not hear from Medicaid then I can assume there will be no estate recovery?