Most people think of "old age" or Social Security disability benefits when they think of Medicare- and these associations are correct. However, many people do not know that you can also qualify for Medicare if you have end-stage renal (kidney) disease.
What is unique about this type of Medicare is that it is available to both adults who have worked and children of adult workers and comes without the 24-month waiting period you have if you qualify through the receipt of Social Security disability benefits. To qualify for Medicare under this rule, you must meet Medicare's requirements. In-depth information is available at Medicare's website.
If you have end-stage renal disease, find out immediately what the Medicare program can do for you. In addition, you should also file for any Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits you may be eligible for.
If you have kidney disease and are contemplating your options, please contact an experienced disability attorney at our office today.