An added benefit to SSDI is health insurance coverage through Medicare. But there is a precarious two-year gap between receiving approval for disability benefits and becoming eligible for Medicare’s insurance coverage.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments November 10 in a case weighing the elimination of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), with potentially dire implications for the civil rights of people with disabilities.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final regulations covering tax-free savings accounts that allow people with disabilities and their families to save and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s terse order halting the census count more than two weeks early could result in the undercounting of people with disabilities and less funding of services like Medicaid, according to disability advocates.
For the past two months, the very real possibility has loomed that the collection of census data would end early, resulting in the undercounting of people with disabilities and less funding of services like Medicaid.