Social Security Disability Definitions
Social Security Disability and SSI Overview
The Requirements for Disability
Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial
Disability Denials and Filing Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
Benefits through SSI disability
Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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If you are entitled to receive an SSI disability benefit, then you will, in most instances, automatically be qualified to begin receiving Medicaid immediately. Individuals who are approved for social security disability, versus SSI disability, will become eligible to receive medicare benefits after a 24 month waiting period.
If you happen to be entitled to both SSI and Social Security disability, you may be qualified to receive both Medicare and Medicaid at some point. Medicaid is a need-based program and is subject to income and resource limitations similar to the SSI disability program. Both medicare and medicaid provide for certain health care coverage benefits.
Medicaid benefits may differ from state to state and the states themselves even have the option of not providing medicaid benefits as long as they also forego the federally allocated spending that goes with medicaid participation.
However, most states do provide medicaid benefits for SSI beneficiaries and these benefits will include access to prescriptions (typically up to six per month) and doctor visits (typically up to 24 per year).
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