Proposed Federal Law Will End Medicare Waiting Period | Tampa Social Security Disability Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability law firm, we often have to explain to our clients that there is a 24 month medical care coverage gap from time you get your Social Security Disability benefits until you get your Medicare coverage.
We often ask our clients to sign up on a spouse’s group health plan but COBRA health care coverage is limited to 18 months. That leaves a gap of 6 months but more often our clients go without coverage since they don’t have group insurance.
There is proposed federal legislation that will phase out that 24 month waiting period. In 2010, the time would be reduced to 18 months and then reduced by 2 months each year. By January 2019, the waiting period should be totally eliminated!
This bill has been introduced by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Representative Gene Green (D-TX). We at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey applaud both and urge you to call Reprentative Bilirakis’s office in support of this legislation.
If you have any questions about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits or Mediicare, call Tampa St. Petersburg Social Security attorneys, The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey at 727-894-3188.