If I am approved for Social Security Disability, will I be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid health insurance?
What is Medicare? Medicare is a federal health insurance program paid for by payroll taxes and insurance premiums. The FICA tax withheld from your paychecks and matched by your employer or the self-employment tax you pay as a self-employed person includes a tax to fund Part A Medicare, which you will become eligible for at age sixty-five or after twenty-four months of entitlement to one of Social Security’s three kinds of disability benefits. A spouse age sixty-five who is receiving spouse’s benefits only can receive Medicare Part A without premium based on his or her spouse’s work. A very small...Read more