Life is good. Then something happens, and you find yourself sidelined as a result of a disability. It can be a long wait to receive financial help through the Social Security Administration. What should you do in the meantime? A disability is stressful, and you’re worried about everything. You have bills to pay, and you have people who depend on you. Your mental and physical health should be your priority, but how can you cope with the many stressors that are surrounding you?
It is important for your health and your case that you get medical treatment while your claim is pending. Most of us receive our medical insurance through our employment. Unfortunately, most of us lose coverage once we are unable to work. Without insurance coverage, it is very difficult to get the medical treatment that you need.
Here are some suggestions:
- You may qualify for Medicaid. You can apply through your local Department of Social Services.
- Another avenue is charity care. Some clinics and hospitals provide treatment at low or no cost if you meet certain income requirements.
- There is also help available to get your prescription medications at low or no cost through the Prescription Assistance Program. Please ask your doctor to help you apply.
Once you are approved for disability benefits, you will qualify for Medicaid or Medicare depending on your entitlement.
Laurie Burch and Kevin Rodgers can counsel you on how to receive care while your claim is pending. You deserve a compassionate, knowledgeable, board-certified attorney. Let Burch and Rodgers handle the burdens of the paperwork, dealing with SSA and the complicated law. Then you can concentrate on your health.
Call us today for a free, no obligation, consultation.