How Obamacare Will Help Social Security Disability Applicants in Ohio

 

SSDI Ohio Obamacare

SSDI Ohio Obamacare

Obamacare and Social Security disability applicants do mix well. The reason is that many social security disability claims are lost for the lack of medical documentation. Often people so ill that they can not work do not have health insurance. Nor do they have the means to pay for a doctor. So when they go in front of the social security administration for benefits, they can not meet the stringent requirements to get them since they have little supporting medical evidence.

A New Category Now Gets Medical Treatment Under Obamacare

But now under Obamacare a new category of individual and their family members are eligible for benefits. This is the low income person or family. Here is what the Ohio Medicaid web site says about this new class that is newly eligible for Medicaid:

Changes to Medicaid Coverage FAQs: Extending Medicaid to more Low-Income Ohioans
Who is newly eligible for Medicaid coverage?  

  • As of January 1, 2014, an new group of residents will become eligible for Medicaid coverage Ohio.
  •  This group includes adults between the ages of 19 to 64, who are between 0 – 138%* FPL and are not eligible under another category of Medicaid. FPL means Federal poverty level
  • Parents: Parents living with their minor children between 0 – 90% of the Federal Poverty level are currently eligible for Medicaid coverage.

So now many thousands are eligible for medical coverage when before they were not. So now  an adult with no minor children, who formerly could not get Medicaid is able to, if there income is below 133% of the federal poverty level. Here are the income guidelines:

SSDI Medicaid

poverty level medicaid

So it can be seen that if one person is making under $15,856.00 they qualify for medicaid. They can now get the treatment they need for their illness or injury. As time goes on and their disability worsens and they can no longer work, they now have medical documentation to support a disability application and will continue to get medicaid and medical care even when they are unable to work.

So while before if you had no funds, you also needed to prove you were disabled to get medical care. But without medical care you could not prove you were disabled. The classic catch 22

How To Apply For Medicaid

Call 1-800-318-2596.  The application will be accepted by phone and the phone interview is brief.  Persons with computer access can go online to www.healthcare.gov and apply for Medicaid. You can also go thru the Ohio medicaid web site to apply for benefits. Here is the link http://benefits.ohio.gov It is a fairly simple process.

How Can I Apply For Social Security Disability and Win

Unfortunately whether you qualify for social security disability benefits known as SSDI or whether you qualify for Supplemental Security Income, known as SSI is not that simple . But our newly created web site makes it easy to determine if you qualify for disability benefits because of illness or injury.See  Social Security disability benefit help Cincinnati and Ohio

But determining if you qualify is just the first step. You also must prove that you are unable to perform substantial gainful employment for one full year. This proof can be greatly aided by an experienced social security disability attorney. So we hope you contact us for our free claim evaluation. When your financial future is at stake you owe it to yourself and your family to protect it the best way possible.

By Anthony Castelli of Anthony Castelli Attorney

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

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