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Can I Sign Up For Medicare At 65 With A Disability Claim Pending?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jul 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Though it is uncommon, some Social Security disability applicants turn 65 while their claims are still pending. In that circumstance, you can still apply for Medicare due to achieving the age of 65. Social Security has to do some maneuvering on its end to make this occur. They must take your disability application out of

Yours At 65--No Matter What Anybody Told You

their system while they process your Medicare application. With that done, Social Security reinstates your disability application. It then proceeds as if nothing had happened.

If you find yourself turning 65 while applying for disability do not let Social Security tell you that you must drop your disability claim. This is simply not true. It is also not true that if Social Security finds you disabled after age 65 you must wait two years for Medicare.

I Heard From A Guy Who Heard From A Guy. . . . 

Even smart people can fall prey to bad information. I recently had the family of a client insist they had to drop his Social Security disability claim to get him on

Wait, Who Told You What?

Medicare. Their source for this? A social worker at a hospital.  They elected to trust her instead of me. The decision could cost the client tens of thousands of dollars in lost disability and retirement benefits.

Go Slow And Get Good Advice

If you find yourself unsure of what to do when it comes to important financial decisions, slow down. Get good advice. Move cautiously. And don't take legal advice from social workers.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.

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