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SSDI and Medicaid
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:21:14 PM »
I've been reading these forums for the last year and find them so helpful. I'm hoping someone may be able to answer a question I have.   I applied for SSDI in April 2015, was denied in August 2015 and appealed shortly thereafter.  To my amazement, I actually won my appeal phase and began receiving SSDI in May 2016. 

In January 2016 when I had to reapply for the health care (Obamacare), they put me on Nevada State Medicaid since I had not income and could not work.   That was fine, but when I was approved in May I don't know if I'm supposed to reapply now since I have SSDI or wait until the open enrollment.  I know it will take 24 months for me to get Medicare, so i will have to stay on an Obamacare or Medicaid program until then.

My questions are: 

1) Can I continue to receive Medicaid for the rest of 2016 since I'm on SSDI now? 

2) Does anyone know how the Affordable Health Care act treats SSDI?  Is it income? Is it not? 

I'm a bit confused as to how to proceed with my medical insurance.

Thanks a lot, hope you all have the luck I had getting approved in just over a year.


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Re: SSDI and Medicaid
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 11:53:21 PM »
What is your Established Onset Date ? That is the date that the ALJ found you became disabled. Medicare kicks in 29 months after your EOD. The 29 months is the 5 month waiting period + 24 months. SSDI is counted as income for Medicaid. You need to contact your Medicaid worker or state Medicaid programa and let them know that there has been a change in your income and how much SSDI you  are receiving. It will be up to them to determine if you're still eligible for Medicaid. If you aren't you can go to the link below and purchase your health insurance.
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Re: SSDI and Medicaid
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 03:04:43 AM »
Losing Medicaid due to a change in income is a qualifying event to buy health insurance from the exchange outside of the normal open enrollment period.  So, don't worry that open enrollment is not for several months you can still get coverage now if needed!


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Re: SSDI and Medicaid
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 12:50:37 PM »
You should report your income change to the state. Medicaid is income based,you will roll over to a silver type plan.


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Re: SSDI and Medicaid
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 05:13:38 PM »
Thanks, I will contact Medicaid Monday to make the changes and go from there.  Thanks for the help.


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