Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for three years for my severe multiple sclerosis. I was in a car accident last week, and I hurt my back. It looks like I will need back surgery. I was wondering if I end up getting some type of personal injury settlement for my back injury will it affect my SSDI benefits? I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize SSDI and my Medicare benefits.”
Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for two years. I recently got a part-time job. The last two months my SSI payment has been substantially reduced. Why would my SSI benefits be reduced just because I am working a small part-time job?”
With soaring healthcare costs many disability recipients need medical insurance more than they might need a monthly disability payment. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “If I receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will I also receive medical insurance?”
According to a report released by the Commonwealth Fund, a non-profit group studying U.S. health care, states that did not do Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act may have increased their risk that some residents in their states will have less access to medical coverage which could increase the health gaps.
You think the federal government has a good track record for restraining costs for Medicaid and Medicare? Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has obtained a new report by The Daily Caller Tuesday and says it’s time to question whether giving government more power over health care is really a good idea.