Medicare Benefits and Your Social Security Disability Claim – Delay Can Cost You Medical Coverage
The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, Florida Socia Security Attorneys, know that the lack of or loss of health care coverage is a worry for most Americans, inlcuding disabled workers who can no longer work.
If you are unable to work, you can be eligible for monthly disability benefits under the Social Security system AND, if you are granted Social Security Disability benefits, you can become eligible for Medicare coverage 24 months after you are eligible for disability benefits.
Medicare is a federally funded health program for those over 64 and those Americans who are granted Social Security disability benefits.
The longer you wait to apply for Social Security, particularly if you have lost your job, the longer it takes for you to become eligible for Social Security disability benefits. This is key as most employers will only let you COBRA your group haelth insurance for 18 months (if you can afford it). That can leave you with a gap of 6 months without health insurance.
If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability or have questions about your rights to Medicare, call Social Security Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey, at 727-894-3188.