There are many federal government benefit programs available to individuals with disabilities. Programs are often referred to by confusing acronyms (LIHEAP, SNAP, QMB, to name just a few) and some programs are very different but sound similar (for instance, Medicare and Medicaid or SSI and SSDI). Stop in each week for a spotlight on a different benefit program. Today, we take a look at Medicare.
Benefit: Health insurance for recipients of social security retirement income and their spouse, SSDI, and CDB
Asset Limit: None
Income Limit: None
Comments: Medicare benefits do not start until 24 months after receipt of SSDI or CDB. Retirees must be 65+