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I draw Social Security disability going to get Medicare but need Medicaid now to help me with doctor visits
July 10, 2017
Q) I draw Social Security disability going to get medicare but need Medicaid now to help me with doctor visits
A) You may be eligible for Medicaid while you wait for Medicare to start. Medicare has a 24-month waiting period for people who qualify for disability benefits through Social Security. During this time, you may be able to get Medicaid to help pay for your doctor visits and other health care costs.
To apply for Medicaid, you can go to your state’s Medicaid website or call your state’s Medicaid hotline. You can also apply for Medicaid in person at your local Department of Human Services office.
When you apply for Medicaid, you will need to provide information about your income, household size, and other factors. You will also need to provide proof of your identity and residency.
If you are approved for Medicaid, you will receive a card in the mail that you can use to get health care services. Medicaid covers a wide range of health care services, including doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
The income eligibility limits for Medicaid vary from state to state. You can find more information about the income eligibility limits for Medicaid in your state on the website of your state’s Medicaid agency.
You may have to meet certain work requirements to qualify for Medicaid in your state. You can find more information about the work requirements for Medicaid in your state on the website of your state’s Medicaid agency.
You must report any changes in your income or household size to your Medicaid provider. You can do this by phone, mail, or in person.
NOTE: Some people are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are called “dual eligibles.” If you have Medicare and full Medicaid coverage, most of your health care costs are likely covered. You can get your Medicare coverage through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). If you have Medicare and full Medicaid, you’ll get your Part D prescription drugs through Medicare. And, you’ll automatically qualify for Extra Help paying for your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Medicaid may still cover some drugs and other care that Medicare doesn’t cover. https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/medicaid/medicaid.html