Will I receive medical insurance when found disabled?

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you live in Florida, you will receive Medicaid upon receiving disability benefits. Nevertheless, there is a gap of time where you must pick your program, and wait for your card.  While waiting for your card, you can usually write down your ID numbers, thereby allowing you to receive covered medical treatment before receiving your card.
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): You will receive Medicare 24 months after your approved alleged onset date. Seems unfair right?!  It is.  If you get stuck without insurance, try the private market, and if it's a no go due to low funds, request a hospital to submit you for an emergency Medicaid allowance.