If you aren't as familiar with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare or Medicaid as you want to be, we recommend you check out the Social Security benefits listed in the Redbook link below.
Knowledge = Opportunity!
Don't forget that the Social Security PASS plan is a work incentive that can give you hundreds of dollars per month, in addition to what you already receive from your Social Security disability benefits, to help you pay for your education expenses.
NOW That IS A WORK Incentive!
Sometimes Medicaid, which is an SSI benefit, gets mixed up with Medicare.
The federal government and Social Security administers Medicare and you will have a red, white, and blue card. You always have the same one and the rules are the same in every state.
Medicaid is a SSI benefit. (or for the first two year waiting period for Medicare for SSDI recipients)
Medicaid and SSI are operated by the state and the rules are different in each state. The maximum SSI benefit from the federal government is $733/month for most states, but some states do supplement this SSI benefit amount. Medicaid is for those with disabilities who have little income and resources. You can have both SSI and SSDI, in that case, Medicaid would pay your Medicare premium for you.
We hope you will register and fill out our questionnaire. We have more than just Social Security links available, we offer many additional links to grants, financial aid for people with disabilities, and resources for working and much more!