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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I am currently receiving meicaid under disability

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I am currently receiving meicaid under disability circumstances and reciveive a monthly check plus Medicaid benefits ......recently I also received a letter advising me that I was now signed up for Section D for prescriptions....I will be 65 years old on the 16 of this month May. How do I get my full benefits in that I am already under the Medicaid program and get approx. $700. I believe my SS benefits would be higher but need advice and consultation to see what I need to do. These medical benefits under Medicaid are not very helpful to my health issues..Please contact me to advise
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 5 months ago.
OK, it sounds like SSA is advising you that now that you are turning 65, you are eligible for Medicare - ergo the Part D. What is not clear is if your $700 is social security disability or from supplemental security income. If it is the former, it will not go up when you hit your FULL retirement age (which is later, at 66), as it IS your full amount. However, if that is the case, if you are otherwise financially eligible, you CAN apply for SSI which will provide you a few more dollars to get you up to the $753 total you could be due if eligible for BOTH programs. To do this, you will want to go to your SSA office and inquire about getting SSI in addition to your social security payments - they don't have an online application for SSI, so this is the way to get it done. You should also be eligible for PART B Medicare as well as PART A. AND, You can ask Medicaid about the "extra help" program wherein Medicaid may pay for your Medicare premiums AND your copays, deductibles, etc. That you would go to your local medical assistance office to apply for, NOT the SSA office.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 5 months ago.
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