SSI or SS Disability Application & Benefits

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Experience really does matter. We have been doing Social Security application advocacy exclusively for over 15 years, and have learned a lot along the way. We have grown to one of the largest and most successful disability offices in the country. We handle all paperwork out of our offices in Utah, and have full-time advocate representatives all over the country to represent our clients at hearing when necessary. This process allows for great efficiency for our clients and quicker and more successful results. Because our representatives live locally, you get the service of a local rep, who knows the local judges, but the efficiency and knowledge base of a large nationwide office.

Does Medicare or Medicaid Come with Disability?

Do you get Medicare coverage if you were approved for SSI? Claimants who are approved for SSI only typically receive Medicaid coverage in most states. And like SSI, Medicaid is subject to income and asset limitations. Medicaid is a needs-based, state- and county-administered program that provides for a number of doctor visits and prescriptions each month, as well as nursing home care under certain conditions. Can you ever get Medicare if you get SSI? Medicare coverage for SSI recipients does not occur until an individual reaches the age of 65 if they were only entitled to receive monthly SSI disability benefits. At the age of 65, these individuals are able to file an uninsured Medicare claim, which saves the state they reside in the cost of Medicaid coverage. Basically, the state pays the medical premiums for an uninsured individual to be in Medicare so that their costs in health coverage provided through Medicaid goes down. 

Does Medicare or Medicaid Come With Social Security or SSI Disability Benefits?

Note that SSI recipients in 209(b) states are allowed to spend down even if the state doesn’t have a “medically needy” program, a separate type of Medicaid  eligibility  program that allows some individuals to spend down their medical expenses. In the 209(b) states that  do  have a medically needy program, SSI recipients have to spend down only to the 209(b) income standard, not the medically needy income limit (MNIL). (In most 209(b) states, the 209(b) income limits for Medicaid are higher than the income limits for Medicaid’s medically needy program.)  
Source: the official U.S. government site for Medicare

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How Long Does It take to Get Medicare Coverage Through Social Security Disability (SSD)?

However, your onset date for payment purposes can only be 17 months before your application date—that’s because Social Security allows a maximum of 12 months of retroactive benefits. (This maximum gets you to 12 months before your application date, plus five months for the waiting period, so your earliest your effective onset date can be is 17 months before the application date.) In this case, the earliest that you can become eligible for Medicare is one year after you apply for Social Security disability. But for disability applicants who apply for benefits only when they become disabled, and not before, the date that their Medicare coverage will start is more likely to be two years and five months after they apply for disability.

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