COVID-19 Notice: Midwest Disability, PA is fully operational in accordance with safety regulations provided by the CDC and local health officials. Our attorneys continue to provide quality legal representation and are available to discuss your case over the phone or by e-mail.

Will Social Security Disability Put Medicaid Eligibility At Risk?

Money is something that most people cannot do without. Everything individuals need to meet their needs typically costs something. As a result, when people suffer from a disabling condition and cannot work, it is likely that they will have a continual worry about their finances. Fortunately, many qualify for Social Security disability benefits, but they may still wonder whether these benefits could jeopardize their chances for other assistance.

Commonly, individuals who qualify for SSDI also qualify for Medicare. However, they may also want to receive Medicaid benefits because of the wait period associated with Medicare. In fact, Medicare benefits can take up to two years to become accessible for someone who qualifies for disability benefits. For those who are struggling financially, this two-year gap could seem insurmountable, but with Medicaid, they may be able to cover those years more easily.

Some important details regarding receiving SSDI and Medicaid include:

  • Qualifying may be easier if a person receives only the average amount for an SSDI payment and has no other form of income.
  • It is important to determine whether an applicant's state uses the poverty level to determine eligibility.
  • Even if a person receives SSDI that puts his or her monthly income over the qualifying limit, he or she may still qualify if other financial burdens exist, such as extensive medical expenses.

Social Security disability can provide a valuable income for individuals who cannot work because of a disability. If there are concerns that SSDI may disqualify individuals for other benefits, it is important that they have the right information. Simply assuming that they do not qualify could cause them to miss out on financial assistance that could ease their monetary burdens.

Contact Us To Get Started

Contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation. All cases are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees until we recover benefits for you.

Contact Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

In Minnesota, we handle Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims. Throughout the nation, we handle SSDI applications and appeals for people from Ohio to Kansas, North Dakota to Texas and everywhere in between.

MIDWEST DISABILITY office

Midwest Disability, P.A.
408 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Coon Rapids Law Office Map