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Ttom
Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2011 7:35 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 182


Here is a place to start when beginining to file for SSDI. It was a Godsend to me after I was told that I couldn't work as an Engineer anylonger at age 55.

 

 

http://www.ssa.gov/ 

 

 

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SnowyLynne
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:59 AM
Joined: 12/1/2011
Posts: 29


I was dx at age 57 waited 2 years then was put on medicare.....
Be Strong 2
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:47 PM
Joined: 12/14/2011
Posts: 1749


If you have had the diagnosis and all medical records are available the process is quite simple, or at least it was for us.  That's because of the special dispensation given for EOAD.  

From date of application for my wife (on line) to receipt of SSDI confirmation was 26 days.  Wow, I never believed anything in government moved that quickly.

Don't delay because they can only pay retroactive for 12 months from date of application, no matter what date they compute for disability.

Bob  


Geegee
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:17 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 514


Now that the special dispensation for EOAD has been fast tracked it has made a big difference in processing.  Snowy I'm sorry you experience the delays at that time.
Ttom
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:28 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 182


Be Strong 2 wrote:

because of the special dispensation given for EOAD.... From date of application for my wife (on line) to receipt of SSDI confirmation was 26 days.  Wow, I never believed anything in government moved that quickly.

 

Bob   

Congratulations! I wasn't so lucky, it took exacty 2 years for my approval also. Did your Medicare start eary also?

JAB
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:50 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 740


There's a difference between getting approval for SSDI and being put on Medicare.

 

Approval for SSDI is what has been fast-tracked.  You are not eligible for Medicare for two years after being approved for SSDI.


Be Strong 2
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:28 PM
Joined: 12/14/2011
Posts: 1749


JAB wrote:

There's a difference between getting approval for SSDI and being put on Medicare. 

  

Approval for SSDI is what has been fast-tracked.  You are not eligible for Medicare for two years after being approved for SSDI. 

 
Actually, since my DW was approved for SSDI retroactive one year from application date, she went on Medicare this month, two years from retroactive date but only one year after SSDI approval notification.  It could all have been 4 months sooner if I hadn't procrastinated on applying after finding about the EOAD compassionate fast-tracking.
 
 
Bob.  
 


MichaelB
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:14 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 1


My story,

Application for SSDI was made when my wife was let go from her job last May. The employer was of aware of her EOAD for about two years previous to her termination. SSDI was very simple and would start payments within 6 months. The company that she worked for has a short and long term disability insurance policy for all employees. This covers her for one year. SSDI started to pay 6 months after application. So she is covered by the companies health insurance for 12 months. When that expires we had to wait one year for medicare . Hence  the 2 year  wait for coverage We will have to purchase insurance for 1 year. Hope this helps answer the medicare 2 year deal.

 


Ttom
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:25 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 182


MichaelB wrote:

My story,

Application for SSDI was made when my wife was let go from her job last May....

Hence  the 2 year  wait for coverage We will have to purchase insurance for 1 year. Hope this helps answer the medicare 2 year deal.

 

Hi Michael and Welcome to the site!