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.