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diane

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Help Understanding Medicare
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:01:37 AM »
Whenever anyone gets the chance, could you please help me understand the Medicare start date and in which month the first Medicare Part B premium will be deducted from my brother's SSDI payment.

His entitlement month and year are July, 2016. Disability began on Jan 31, 2016 per SSA.

Thanks in advance. :)

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Re: Help Understanding Medicare
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 02:57:43 AM »
24 months from the start of benefits.  Should be January of 18.
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Re: Help Understanding Medicare
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 04:08:13 AM »
 Medicare will not start until he has received 24 months of payments (including months that were included in back pay).  Therefore, if his EOD is January 31, 2016 & his entitlement month is July 2016 then Medicare will start in July 2018.

diane

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Re: Help Understanding Medicare
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 04:29:44 PM »
Thanks, grove800 and Helper!

Am I correct in assuming the premium payment will be deducted from his August 2018 SSDI payment? (When anyone gets a chance :)

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Re: Help Understanding Medicare
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 04:52:46 PM »
Thanks, grove800 and Helper!

Am I correct in assuming the premium payment will be deducted from his August 2018 SSDI payment? (When anyone gets a chance :)

Yes, the payment he receives in August for the month of July.

Unless he is eligible for one of the Medicare Savings Programs:
https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/medicare-savings-program/medicare-savings-programs.html

You should also look into signing him up for a Supplement or an Advantage plan and a prescription (Part D) a couple months before his Medicare starts.  https://www.shiptacenter.org/ can help you find the local SHIP office, which can advise you on the best supplement/advantage plan & Part D plan for your brother.

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Re: Help Understanding Medicare
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 06:55:30 PM »
Thanks, Helper, for being such a wealth of knowledge and for taking the time to post the links! :)


 

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