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The wait for Medicare could it be changing?

Currently, a person receiving Social Security disability benefits must wait 24 months (29 months after the date determined they became disabled) to receive Medicare. COBRA coverage has been the stop-gap since 1986, but in reality, hardly anyone can afford to pay COBRA for 2 years, especially those that are disabled…

I just got notice of a favorable decision from SSA, do my children also recieve benefits?

Yes, if your children are under the age of 18 (up to 19 if still attending high school), they are eligible for benefits.  Your stepchildren, who live with you full time, may also be eligible for benefits from your account.  In order to recieve benefits for your children a separate…

Review of disability process and more on unemployment

SSA has announced it has undertaken an independent review of what many have already told them. Some judges do not award benefits to those who deserve them and some judges award to everyone. In a previous post I highlighted the issue at one office. Further, Ssa is ceasing telling us…

Disabled and collecting unemployment

A very common question many of my disability client’s have asked is whether they are eligible to apply and receive unemployment benefits while await a disability decision.  It is understandable for a person laid off or fired from their employment to seek out any available resource for funds during the…