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Disability for Mental

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Disability through SSA

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Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

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Approved for Disability but Medicare being terminated?

"To whom it may concern: I have been on SSDI since 2009. I was put up for review at the beginning of 2012, then denied. I appealed through the disability attorney I originally had for the first submission. After months of waiting, I received an award letter in June 2012 from the SSA office stating that they have found me to still be disabled, therefore I don't need a disability hearing.

Today, Friday July 20, 2012, I received a notice from my RX company stating that effective August 1, 2012, I will no longer be enrolled with them. After calling them, the rep stated that it appears my Medicare is being cancelled. I called Medicare, and they only show the cancellation being put in the system back in June 2012 effective August, 2012.

I then contacted Social Security through their main number because my local office closed at 3:30PM. The SS rep stated that his supervisor looked into it and found that my local office put a denial through back in June 2012.

What on earth is going on?? My payment comes through every 4th Wednesday of the month. They say it will take 2 weeks to research. Does this happen often?? I can't find any information online about this happening to anyone else. I know you may not have the real answers, but maybe you may know of what possibly is going on. Any answer will be helpful. Thanks."

Most likely the Medicare termination was the result of the review denial and has nothing to do with your subsequent approval for ongoing disability benefits.

Unfortunately, I think you would be wise to go to your local Social Security office with your award letter and have them take care of it. The Social Security contact number is not always the best source of information about a particular case. I am sure this can be straightened out with a visit.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

If I am Awarded Social Security Disability Will My Benefits be Cutoff Later?
Approved for Disability but Medicare being terminated?
Can I lose my disability benefits?
Will Work Cause You To Lose Your Disability Benefits?
Will I lose my disability benefits when my case is being reviewed?
Can my Social Security Disability or SSI benefits be stopped or cutoff?
What to do if your Disability Benefits are stopped
Getting disability benefits restarted after having them stopped due to income
How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria