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Can I Get Medicare if I'm on Disability?

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 insurance.

  • 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 free.
  • 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 your eligibility.

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 Medicare coverage? Contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team!