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A close relationship: Medicaid and Social Security disability

Not all Social Security disability insurance programs are contingent upon an individual's work history. Supplemental Security Income benefits, for example, are based on disability status and low-income eligibility.

Similarly, income is also one of the factors upon which Medicaid eligibility is based in many states. In fact, qualifying for SSI benefits may automatically result in Medicaid enrollment in states where the Social Security Administration handles that process, such as in New Jersey.

Yet according to a recent article, the geography of income-based benefits is changing under ObamaCare. Specifically, the Affordable Care Act has provided an option for Medicaid expansion to those states that opt in, which at last count numbered 26 states plus the District of Columbia. Consequently, an individual might receive different government benefits depending on his or her American state of residence.

Although income restrictions might vary, the one constant is the Social Security Administration’s tough approach to proving disability. Even an applicant with extensive medical documentation might have a difficult time presenting evidence that satisfies all of the SSA’s criteria.

For example, an applicant must produce evidence demonstrating symptoms and functional limitations that amount to total disability. An applicant may not realize that a combination of multiple medical conditions might satisfy that showing of total disability. In addition, an individual may also have to show that he or she made reasonable efforts to find work not prohibited by a particular disability or set of disabling conditions. In these and other application steps, a disability benefits attorney can be a great help.

Source: The New York Times, “In Texarkana, Uninsured and on the Wrong Side of a State Line,” Annie Lowrey, June 8, 2014 

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