Are you living with a disabling medical condition that makes it impossible
for you to engage in meaningful work? If the answer is yes and the condition
is expected to last at least a full year, if not longer, then you’re
likely concerned about how you’re going to pay your bills and receive
the necessary medical care.
If you are considering applying for
Social Security Disability benefits, you’ll be interested in learning how those benefits will
affect your ability to be enrolled in Medicare. Here is how it works:
If you are approved for SSDI benefits, then the Social Security Administration
automatically enrolls you in
Medicare after you have been receiving disability benefits for two years. The SSA
enrolls you in two parts of Medicare: 1) hospital insurance and 2) medical
Hospital insurance (Part A) assists in paying for inpatient hospital bills and some follow-up
care. You paid these taxes while you were working, therefore the coverage is
Medical insurance (Part B) helps pay for medical services, doctors’ bills, as well
as outpatient hospital care.
Most people have both the hospital and medical insurance parts of Medicare.
If you have questions about SSDI or Medicare coverage, you can contact
a Dallas SSDI attorney from our firm. We would be more than glad to discuss
Other Parts of Medicare
There are other parts of Medicare, such as
Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, which are available in many areas. Those who have Medicare
Parts A and B have the option of choosing to receive all of their health
services through Medicare-approved plans offered through private companies.
Additionally, everyone who has Medicare has access to
prescription drug coverage (Part D). This helps pay for the medications prescribed by your doctor.
Would you like to learn more about Social Security Disability and receiving
Contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm to schedule a consultation with a member of our