August 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

You first wrote that you got SSI. Then you wrote you got SSDI. Were you awarded both?

[I][COLOR=”Green”]Supplemental Security Income Home Page

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes):

It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and

It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.[/COLOR][/I]

and/or this? (SSDI)-

[I][COLOR=”Red”]How You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

To qualify for benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. In general, we pay monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. [/COLOR][/I]

If you receive SSDI, then Medicare will follow and you must determine which is the ‘Primary Coverage’, Medicare or United Healthcare. Yes, it matters and it’s a big deal.