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Disability basics: payments, overpayment and Medicare

  • Published: December 22, 2012

When you have been approved for Social Security disability benefits, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding your payments, problems that might occur, and your eligibility for Medicare. Consult an experienced Ocala Social Security disability attorney to discuss how these details will factor into your disability benefits.

When will I get paid?

Once you have been approved for benefits, your first check should arrive one month after receiving a check for any past-due benefits, unless you receive a regular monthly benefit check first. Your payments will always pay for the previous month; for example, a check sent in April pays for March. Depending on your own birthdate, the check will arrive on the second, third, or fourth Wednesday of the month.

What happens if I am overpaid?

While this might seem like a fun problem to have, the Social Security Administration will eventually discover their error. After sending you a letter notifying you of the mistake, the SSA will ask you to repay all extra funds distributed to you. If you’ve already gone and spent the money, the SSA will either cut off your checks or take a portion of your future monthly checks until the debt is repaid. In some situations the SSA will forgive the debt, but don’t count on it. Keep an eye on your monthly payments in order to avoid encountering this problem and suffering from financial difficulties until the debt is resolved. Speak with your Ocala Social Security disability attorney about avoiding errors like these.

Will I be eligible for Medicare?

After receiving disability benefits for 24 months, you will be eligible for Medicare. Those with particularly low incomes may qualify for programs through the county welfare department that assists with any costs not covered by Medicare. Medicare Part B may be paid for through a monthly premium deducted from your benefits check.

Contact CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 to schedule an appointment and start down your path to disability benefits.

 

Claudeth Henry

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