How to Sign Up For Medicare in Michigan
When your health forces you out of work, your mind can shift to the immediate consequences: How am I going to pay my bills if I don’t have a job?
So you applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. After going through what can be a grueling process, you were approved.
Now your focus shifts long term: How can I get my health care needs covered while on Social Security Disability? The answer is that you’ll qualify for Medicare Advantage.
But the process can be difficult and baffling—from selecting the right plan for you to even just signing up.
The good news? The insurance advisors at Levine Benjamin are here to help. Our experts can guide you through the Medicare enrollment process, helping you avoid common mistakes that we often see.
If you’re in Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids or anywhere in Michigan and are confused about how to sign up for the right Medicare plan, give us a call today.
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When Am I Eligible for Medicare with Social Security Disability Benefits?
We often see this as a point of confusion, too: Just when can you start receiving Medicare after getting approved for SSD benefits?
Social Security’s normal standard for Medicare eligibility is 24 months after you qualify for disability benefits.
We know that seems like a long time. If you have health issues and need care, two years can feel like an eternity.
But if you went through the Social Security Disability system, you probably waited a while for your claim to be approved—and that time counts toward your Medicare eligibility. For many, that time is extended even more by the appeals process.
You could be eligible for benefits earlier than you thought.
What Can I Do if My Coverage Was Denied?
Unfortunately, we do see clients denied coverage from Medicare. It’s frustrating—you don’t know what went wrong.
The forms, the system, the whole process, it can all become a mess. At Levine Benjamin, we can help you sort out any mistakes you may have made and help you plot the right path forward for you and your family.
What we can do for you:
- Appeal a denial: If Medicare refused coverage for your treatment, we can help you file an appeal. There are five levels of appeal.
- Pick a new, better plan for you: If you’ve been denied coverage, it could also be simply because you’re under the wrong plan for your situation. And just because you’re under a certain plan doesn’t mean you can’t change it down the road. We can help you find the perfect Medicare coverage for you.
We know this can all be daunting and stressful. Let us ease your burden.
Call us today to get started. We’ll even evaluate your case for free.