If you are out of work and injured, health insurance is an expense that you probably can't afford - although it is necessary. Watch this video as Keefe Disability Law explains how Social Security Disability benefits include health insurance and what you need to know about the differences in healthcare benefits between SSDI and SSI.

When you get awarded disability benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you will get your monthly income as well as health insurance coverage. Although the programs are different, healthcare coverage is a benefit you will receive with both. With SSI, you will get Medicaid health insurance, which is effective when your disability benefits start. If you are awarded SSDI, you will receive Medicare health insurance; however, this healthcare coverage will not start until two years after your disability begins.

For more information on your benefits with Social Security Disability claims, please call our knowledgeable Massachusetts disability lawyers today at 888-904-6847 and schedule a free legal consultation. You can also visit our website at to get educated further about your disability benefits. .

John L. Keefe
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