What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Social Security Disability SSI and Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability Tips ó how a claim gets worked on
Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
The Social Security Medicare 24 Month Waiting Period
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
If a person is approved for Social Security disability benefits they are not entitled to health coverage simultaneously. In fact, Social Security disability beneficiaries must wait 24 months from the month they are first eligible to receive a monthly disability benefit to receive Medicare coverage.
However, once the 24 month waiting period has been served they are entitled to receive Medicare part A, B, C, and D insurance coverage.
Will a person who has been approved for title II social security disability benefits necessarily have to wait 24 months to begin receiving medicare coverage? The answer to this question is no. The 24 month waiting period for medicare begins with the claimantís first month of entitlement to SSD benefits.
But very often, due to A) how long it can take for a disability claim to be approved (it can take 1-3 years due to disability appeals) and B) how far back a personís disability is considered to have begun (i.e. when the established onset date is determined to be), a person can quite easily be eligible to receive medicare coverage from the time that they are notified that they have been given a social security disability award notice.
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Topics and Questions
Will Being A Veteran Affect Your Eligibility And Chances For Social Security Disability?
If you have had a heart attack will you qualify for Social Security disability?
What is an unsuccessful work attempt for social security disability or SSI ?
Applying for disability benefits in Illinois
Bipolar Disorder and Filing for Disability
The Medical Requirements for Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI
Bladder Cancer and Filing for Disability
After I File For Disability Will Social Security Pay For Me To See A Doctor?
Blepharospasm and Filing for Disability
Social Security Administration Physical Consultative Exam (CE)
Breast Cancer and Filing for Disability
How Long Does It Take To Get SSDI If You Have To Appeal?
Hiring a Qualified Disability Lawyer in California
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits ?
Social Security Disability Requirements
Will SSD Be Based On Newer Or Older Medical Records?
SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply for them?
Do You Have To Be Out Of Work For A Long Time Before You Can File For Disability?
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go to apply for disability ?
How to get SSI
How should I prepare for a disability hearing with Social Security ?
What Income Will Affect Your Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it
How often does someone get disability approved in just a few months ?
The Social Security Award Letter
Conditions that may qualify as a Disability
Mental Disability Benefits and What Social Security will Consider
How do you apply for disability if you have depression problems ?
Brain Aneurysm and Filing for Disability
How Does Social Security Decide If You Are Disabled Or Not?
Applying for disability benefits in Nebraska
Hiring a qualified disability lawyer in Kentucky
Social Security Disability and Bilateral Hearing Loss
Hiring a qualified disability lawyer in Louisiana
How does Social Security consider lupus as a disability?
SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
Special Section: Disability Lawyers and unnecessary claim denials