If you have been approved for Social Security disability benefits, you do not normally have to do anything else to get enrolled into Medicare. They automatically enroll you and set the clock ticking on the 24 month waiting period before you become eligible for receiving Medicare. So unless there are some special circumstances, the only thing you need to do to make sure you get Medicare after a disability is to file your SSD application properly.
Are you or someone in your family having problems getting into Medicare? Has your SSD application been rejected? Contact a Social Security disability attorney near you today and get the help you need to push your application through properly. There are other related issues too, for which many people seek assistance from a Social Security disability lawyer.
The Medicare you get is for hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B.) If you want, you can enhance your coverage by paying extra monthly premiums for Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription drug coverage).
Also note that you can get COBRA coverage extended if you are approved for SSD benefits. Basic COBRA coverage is available for 18 months after you are given notice, and you can extend it until you start getting Medicare, assuming you are approved for SSD benefit payments in the interim. This 1-2-3 punch of SSD, COBRA and Medicare is important because those who have recently lost their job because of a disability may find it hard to pay for the kind of health care insurance they had prior to the job loss.
Are you or someone in your family with a recent disability having problems transitioning from employer paid health care to Medicare? Contact a Social Security disability attorney in your area today and get the help you need.
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