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The first 24 months of disability benefit entitlement is the waiting period for Medicare coverage. During this qualifying period for Medicare, the beneficiary may be eligible for health insurance through a former employer. The employer should be contacted for information about health insurance coverage.Can I get Medicaid while waiting for Medicare?
If you get SSDI benefits and are in a 24-month waiting period before getting Medicare You may be able to get Medicaid coverage while you wait. You can apply 2 ways: Create an account or log in to complete an application.Are there any exceptions to the two year waiting period for Medicare?
Exceptions to the Two-Year Waiting Period for Medicare. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) qualify for Medicare as soon as they are eligible to receive disability benefit payments.How early can I get Medicare if I am on disability?
In this case, the earliest that you can become eligible for Medicare is one year after you apply for Social Security disability. But for disability applicants who apply for benefits only when they become disabled, and not before, the date that their Medicare coverage will start is more likely to be two years...