Posted 28 October 2006 - 07:20 AM
I also was wondering from any of you who already receive disability, I know you have to receive it for 2 years before you are eligible for Medicare but does anyone know what date they use to begin the two years?
Also wanted to thank you all for answering my million questions about methotrexate with such patience. I really don't know what I would do without having this site to come to for help.
Posted 28 October 2006 - 07:33 AM
Congratulations! That is great news. I am so happy that you got approved. I am sure that is a great weight off of your shoulders.
Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:16 AM
Congrats on being able to take care of yourself from now on! For me, disability started from the last day I worked, which was Sept.7, 05. My Medicare will begin Sept. 2007.
Good luck and get healthier!
Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:56 AM
Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:34 AM
Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:01 PM
I live in Australia and I was just saying to my husband, who was complaining of how much tax was taken out of his wage, how fortunate we out that our tax dollars go to such a good use in Australia.
Every body in Australia is eligible for medicare. If you are on a government benefit of some sort and you meet the income test you also recieve a health care card which makes you eligible to recieve medicine at a greatly reduced cost, most of my medicine cost me $4.70.
I also now see how fortunate I was to claim a disability support pension, it took me two months, with no lawyers needed. My Social security office actually suggested to me that I should be on it.
I am very glad your battle to recieve Disability has been succesful.
I have limited Scl, with rheumatoid arthritis also.
Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:11 PM
I wish you luck!
Posted 29 October 2006 - 03:17 PM
Great news!! Congrats!! My disability took a while to approved as well, but not as long as yours. I was out of work for about a year before I even filed for it. So by the time it was approved I was offered a back pay check, which was pretty nice, as well as Medicare benefits.
Good luck with your new benefits!
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