Assistance in Understanding the Complexities of Medicare and Maximizing Services
Understanding Medicare is not for the faint of heart. It is a complex system but we help families navigate the complexities and insure that they are getting the full benefits of this system. Medicare beneficiaries face myriad rules, conditions, and exceptions under the Medicare program.
Senior Crossroads helps you:
- Understand Medicare Benefits
- Evaluate options
- Review and appeal claim denials
- Make sure you are receiving all benefits you are entitled too
Medicare benefits eligibility can either be for Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B, which are the main types of Medicare. Hospital insurance is associated with Medicare Part A and medical insurance is associated with Medicare Part B. To qualify for Medicare in Florida, patients can be under 65 – with exception. Medicare qualifications state that younger patients who are disabled and who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance payments will have Medicare eligibility in Florida. Most patients will have eligibility for Medicare if they have been receiving these payments for over 24 months. This particular period of time is the two-year waiting period that patients must go through before automatic enrollment in Medicare. In other words, Medicare eligibility will automatically be granted on the 25th month that they have received an SSDI payment. However, anyone suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis does not have to wait 24 months. Instead, these patients will have Medicare eligibility and start receiving benefits on the first month they get an SSDI payment. The Social Security Administration (SSA) office determines who is qualified for the SSDI payments. Only those who have worked long enough and paid enough taxes into Social Security can get these healthcare benefits.