When can disabled individuals start receiving Medicare benefits?
People in Indiana who receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits should know they are also entitled to Medicare benefits. This is important, especially if the medical condition of the SSDI beneficiary worsened with time.
Generally, the Social Security Administration (SSA) informs disability beneficiaries they are eligible for Medicare benefits after receiving SSDI benefits for two years. The Medicare Trust Fund was created to provide beneficiaries access to medical facility services and procedures. In Indiana, when Medicare beneficiaries are determined to have an extremely low income, the additional costs surrounding their Medicare benefits could be waived as well.
The lawyers at Hankey Marks & Crider provide legal assistance to Indiana SSDI beneficiaries to help them fully understand their benefits. If you have concerns about your benefits, or if you have decided to apply for or appeal your benefits, call us today at (317) 634-8565 to find out how we may work on your behalf.