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How far does Medicare back pay?
Depending on the specifics of your disability case, there may be eligibility for Medicare coverage prior to the date of your approval for SSDI benefits. Generally, this happens when a disability applicant is approved at an administrative law judge hearing and this is true because of the long wait times for disability hearings.
Medicare entitlement begins two years after the first month of entitlement to disability benefits. Most disability applicants whose initial disability is approved will be looking at a future date for Medicare entitlement.
If you were approved at your disability hearing, Social Security will take any Medicare premiums due out of your disability back payment. Many individuals do not think about premiums but they must be paid if you want medical bills paid for that time frame.
In summary, there is no guarantee that there will be Medicare entitlement once you are approved and it may even be that you will not have Medicare for a couple of years. So, if you are filing for disability and you have health insurance coverage it would best to keep your coverage if you are able to do so.
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Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI
Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
The SSI Disability Benefits Program
Medical exams for disability claims
Applying for Disability in various states
Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs
Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews
Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children
Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative
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Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits
FAQ on Disability Claim Representation
Disability hearings before Judges
Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers
Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits
Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability
Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children
Disability Benefits through Social Security
Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records
Filing your claim for disability benefits
Eligibility for receiving disability benefits
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FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions
The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration
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Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions
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