At The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of disabled individuals. We provide our clients with comprehensive legal services, striving to address the many legal needs of our clients. For those who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, this extends to helping with Medicare and Medicaid needs. We understand the terminology and the process can be confusing. With help from our firm, you can receive the medical care and government benefits you need. From our offices in West Caldwell and Absecon, the Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur provides dedicated service and personal attention to clients throughout northern and southern New Jersey. Please contact our Atlantic County Medicare and Medicaid benefits lawyer to schedule your free consultation. Medicare and Medicaid eligibility requirements and plan coverage differ. We will help you determine whether you qualify under either plan.
New Jersey Medicare Benefits
Medicare is payable to any retired or disabled qualifying individuals, age 21 or over. If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits and are 65 years or older, you qualify for Medicare. If you are under 65 years of age but have been entitled to SSDI benefits for at least 24 months, you also qualify for Medicare. There is a 30-month waiting period for coverage to start after the awarded disability onset date. It is strongly recommended that this coverage be supplemented by another plan. The new prescription plan, Medicare Part D, is available with Medicare and reduces, but does not eliminate, prescription costs. Hospital insurance is classified as Medicare Part A. Additional optional coverage includes Medicare Part B (medical insurance), Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage plans) and Medicare Part D (Medicare prescription drug plans).
Understanding Medicaid Benefits
Medicaid is a program that allows qualified persons, including those receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits or SSI child benefits, access to hospital and medical coverage. Medicaid is automatically offered to Supplemental Security Income recipients. It provides 100 percent prescription coverage. The Medicaid card goes into effect retroactively for three months prior to the onset date.
Newark Social Security And Medical Coverage Legal Help
Our attorney can help you obtain these benefits and assist you in handling any insurance claims. Whether you are in Paterson or Atlantic City, we can assist you in getting the benefits you need. Call us at 973-200-6629 in North New Jersey or 609-207-7905 in South New Jersey or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
With offices in both Essex County and Atlantic County, we are able to conveniently serve people from throughout the state.