Qualifying for Medicare, Medicaid or Medi-cal

If you are approved for SSDI or SSI, you may also qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or Medi-cal.

There are two major benefits that you can get if you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The first benefit is a monthly check that can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. The second benefit is health insurance. If you are approved for SSDI or SSI, you may also qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or Medi-cal.

Medicare

Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older and for some disabled people under 65 years of age. Medicare is funded by the United States government. If you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits then you are also eligible for Medicare after a 24-month qualifying period.

Medicaid

Medicaid is a welfare health insurance program for low-income individuals and eligibility is determined by household income and assets. It covers children and adults that are aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. Medicaid is available to everyone that is eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Medicaid eligibility starts the same month as SSI eligibility.

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is the name of the Medicaid program in the State of California. It is jointly administered by the California State Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

At Jorgensen law we have helped many people just like you get disability benefits. If your application for SSDI or SSI has been denied, do not give up. Let us help you get the benefits that you need.

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