Does Social Security Disability provide health insurance?
Understanding how Medicare and Medicaid can help with your medical expenses
Medicare is a form of health insurance provided by the federal government for people who are disabled. You will get Medicare if you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, there’s a 29-month waiting period from the date of disability before you qualify. Medicare is accepted by most doctors and hospitals.
Medicaid is another insurance program that provides medical assistance to individuals with very low income and limited assets. You will get Medicaid if you are approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There is no waiting period before you become eligible. Medicaid pays low rates and it is sometimes difficult to find a doctor who will accept this form of insurance.
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