• Medicare

    Posted by jillgerber4gmail-com on March 2, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Hi! Does anyone know if  in addition to IPF qualifying automatically for SS Disabilty, does it also make IPF patients eligible to get on Medicare before age 65? I can’t find that answer on line, so I assume not, but wanted to poll the collective mind. Thanks!

    richard-l-shelby replied 2 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • julie-grace

    March 6, 2021 at 3:08 am

    I believe you can @ age 64 on disability.

  • deborah

    January 12, 2022 at 12:06 am

    No u must be 65 or older there r only 2 diseases that would automatically  qualify for early Medicare and one is ALS which is Lou gherigs disease.

  • richard-l-shelby

    January 13, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Hello, Jill.

    The short answer to your question is “yes”. From the Social Security web site (https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/medicare.htm):

    “Everyone eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is also eligible for Medicare after a 24-month qualifying period. The first 24 months of disability benefit entitlement is the waiting period for Medicare coverage.”



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