Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits & Qualifying
Can I Get Medicare or Medicaid with SSDI and SSI?
You will qualify for Medicare and Medicaid while you receive disability insurance, with some particular limitations. For instance, if you receive SSDI benefits, you will be eligible for certain parts of Medicare. If you receive SSI, you will receive Medicaid.
Keep in mind that for SSDI recipients, Medicare eligibility and coverage will not begin until 24 months have passed since you were first eligible for benefits.
Other Benefits & Qualifying FAQs:
- How Does The SSA Determine Disability?
- When Do Disability Insurance Benefits Start?
- How Much Will I Get Every Month?
- Once Approved, Do Benefits Ever Stop?
- Do I Need to Be A U.S. Citizen / Taxpayer to Be Eligible for SSDI?
- Can Spouses or Children Get Disability Benefits?
- Can I Still Work and Receive Disability Benefits?
- What Is the Work Incentive Program / Trial Work Period?
- What is the Social Security “Red Book”?
- Can I Get Medicare or Medicaid with SSDI and SSI?
- What’s the Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Benefits?
- Do I Need an Advocate?
- How Do Advocates Like Citizens Disability Help Me?