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Medicare Savings Program

For beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), eligibility for Medicare begins 24 months after entitlement to cash benefits. Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older, disabled individuals under 65 years of age, and people with end-stage renal disease who are treated with dialysis or a transplant. After […]

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Conditions that qualify for SSDI

Social Security disability supports employees in Alabama who can no longer work with monthly benefits. However, the worker needs to have an eligible medical condition listed in the Blue Book published by the Social Security Administration. Musculoskeletal disorders An example of a common musculoskeletal issue is back pain, which prevents limits the worker bending or […]

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CHANGES FOR THOSE WITH ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE)

For individuals filing for Social Security Disability, usually there is a 5-month waiting period before you began to receive any monetary disability insurance benefits (DIB). Additionally, an individual must wait 24 months before receiving any Medicare benefits. For those with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), the ALS Disability Insurance Act ends the five-month wait period for […]

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Plan Your Covid-19 Vaccination

A new website, planyourvaccine.com, makes it easy to get information about where and when you will be able to get your Covid-19 vaccine. This website pulls together information from multiple sources to provide a comprehensive source for information about vaccination programs. You will be able to see if you are eligible to receive the vaccination […]

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Permanent and Total Disability, Part 1

What Is Permanent and Total Disability? While a Veteran can be both totally disabled or permanently disabled at a less than total evaluation, the VA’s finding that a Veteran is entitled to a permanent and total disability (P&T) rating is one of the most favorable decision that the VA will issue. The designation of “total” […]

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