Seeking Medical Benefits for People With Disabilities
Most people who are applying for federal disability benefits from Social Security are concerned not only about getting cash benefits, but also access to health care coverage through Medicare or Medicaid.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our experienced disability benefits lawyers assist clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York in obtaining the medical coverage they deserve. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.
Making Sure You Get the Medical Coverage You Deserve
If you do not have adequate medical coverage from any other source, a successful claim for Social Security disability benefits will also make you eligible for health care benefits. Which coverage you get depends on which type of disability benefits you qualify for.
- Social Security disability (SSD) insurance: If you are found eligible for disability benefits through SSD, you will become eligible for Medicare after you have been disabled for 30 months. Depending on your income, you could be eligible for Medicaid during the 30 month waiting period, and thereafter.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you are found eligible for disability benefits through SSI, you will also be eligible for Medicaid coverage.
Our attorneys will explain how you can go about applying for health care benefits if and when your disability claim turns out to be successful. We will make sure you get the medical coverage you legally deserve as early as possible.
Answering Your Questions About Health Care Options
Before you apply for disability benefits, and while you are waiting for your claim to be processed, you may be wondering how you can afford needed medical treatment. We can help you identify potential sources of medical coverage, including Medicaid.
Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your concerns about how your disability benefits claim will affect your access to quality medical treatment.