The Relationship Between Social Security,
Medicare and Medicaid
If you have become disabled and are seeking Social Security benefits, getting financial support to replace your regular paychecks is not your only concern. You will also want to ensure that you continue to get medical care. For most people who benefit from Social Security, medical coverage comes from Medicare or Medicaid. It is important that you have a complete understanding of what you are entitled to as you strive to maximize your benefits.
Stephen H. Hagler LLC, can help you understand the relationship between Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. He has more than 15 years of experience helping people in Georgia and South Carolina. You can be confident that he can help you too.
When Does Medical Coverage Begin?
Getting Medicare or Medicaid requires no additional effort beyond that which is required to get Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI). No additional claims need to be filed. Medical coverage comes automatically.
If you get SSDI, you will be able to get Medicare two years later. If you get SSI, you will be able to get Medicaid immediately; regardless of the amount of SSI you receive. If you get both SSDI and SSI, you will be entitled to medical coverage through Medicaid immediately.
No Charge Unless We Get Results
All cases involving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are handled on a contingency basis, which means we don't charge unless we get results. If we are successful, we will only ask for a percentage of the past due benefits you are entitled to. This percentage is set and capped by statute.
Free Consultations are Available
We are committed to making our services convenient. We are willing to come to you if you are not able to get to our office in Augusta, Georgia. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call us at 888-894-4909 or send us an e-mail.