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Is it true that if you been on disabled two years

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is it true that if you been on disabled for over two years you get medicade or medcare
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
Yes, at times. You must be "SS" disabled and be found to have been insured for SSDIB (Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits) at the time the SSA determined you became disabled and be insured for Medicare. Then, you add 24 months to the month of CASH benefits you became entitled to (often in back benefits, but not necessarily). After 24 months AFTER that first month of entitlement to a monthly cash benefit, you are eligible for Medicare and generally, will want to sign up for it.Medicaid is different - there is no 24 month wait, and it largely depends on your financial picture. It is run through your state. You don't always have to be SSDIB or SSI disabled, but generally if poor and SS disabled, there is usually Medicaid overage as well if the income is low enough.
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