Health Care Benefits Included in Social Security Disability
SSDI-Medicare & SSI-Medicaid benefits in Panama City
Helping You Claim the Healthcare Benefits You Need
When you have a medical issue (physical or psychological) that prevents
you from working, you are faced with the difficult situation of needing
medical care but not having the ability to pay for it. Many people commonly
overlook the fact that both Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI")
and Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") programs include not
only financial benefits but also Medicare and Medicaid respectively. In
many cases these medical benefits can be applied retroactively back to
the date you became disabled, helping you and your family to pay outstanding
Medicare is a social health insurance program which provides coverage for
individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability under the SSDI
program, or are over the age of 65 , as well as those individuals who
suffer from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). For those who have not been
able to afford paying for private health insurance, it can be of significant
benefit. Medicare consists of four parts:
Pays benefits for inpatient care in a hospital or similar medical care
facility, usually without a premium.
Provides financial assistance for the services of a doctor or other healthcare
provider as well as certain types of medical equipment and in-home health
care services, some preventative services. You will have to pay a premium.
Also referred to as Medicare Advantage, Part C is provided through a private
insurance company which has been approved by Medicare. It supplies the
benefits of Parts A and B.
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage provides assistance in paying for
prescription drugs and is run by Medicare-approved insurance companies.
Medicaid is a social safety net program which is available to those who
qualify for Social Security Disability SSI program, and those with limited
income and financial resources. Eligibility for Medicaid depends on being
elderly, disabled or blind, and if you have been approved for Supplemental
Security Income you may automatically be eligible for this type of coverage.