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Reply #282: Yes. You may have waited if you applied for disability. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 07:42 AM
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282. Yes. You may have waited if you applied for disability.
Edited on Tue Jul-12-11 07:53 AM by No Elephants
Disability applications often take a long time--too long--to process. The disability benefits are retroactive to the application date (with some exceptions and technicalities), but Medicare eligibility is not retroactive. You get Medicare as of the date your application is accepted--no retroactivity to the application date. So, it may seem to a disabled person that there was a two year wait for Medicare, but that is not the case.
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