Q: When will I be eligible for medical benefits?

A: If you have been approved for Title II (DIB) benefits you will be eligible for Medicare. Medicare eligibility begins 24 months AFTER the date you were first eligible to receive money benefits on your application. If you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income, you will be eligible for Medicaid as well. There is no waiting period for Medicaid once you have been found disabled.

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