Can a terminal 56 year old qualify for Medicaid?

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Woops, just noticed that the question was about medicade. I know nothing about that.. if I were you, I'd apply for terminal benefits at SSA.
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Yes. A friend of mine who has since passed on found out he had cancer. He called SSA, left a message. Someone called him back the next day. Within 2 weeks he was on SS disability and got a medicare card.
It is not true that you have to be disabled for 2 years.
I have to say this for SSA, if you are terminal, they jump thru hoops for you. Of course there is work on the patients end,, getting the dr to fill out the forms et.
Good Luck
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If a person regardless of age is diagnosed terminal, there are many options available to then in terms of care. Hospice is where I personally would start. Doctors who give timelines regarding death are frustrating as that's a guesstimate at best, many people have actually gotten on hospice and lived 2 or more years. Hospice has rules and criteria and will work with you. Each state has their guidelines for Medicaid qualification regarding long term care assistance. It's black and white - a solid elder care attorney could assist guiding you. The criteria is for each state is on the the US Medicaid official website.
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As Maxyourmedicare pointed out above, there is a difference between Medicare and Medicaid. It is important to keep our terms, titles and services straight. There is a lot of unintentional misinformation flying about because of inaccurate use of words.
Life is complicated enough. If we speak carefully, we have a better shot at solving our problems. That goes for me, too!!
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Last point: terminal illness is not the only criteria by which a person can qualify for Medicaid, but as bubble wrote above, you will need to check with you state because the financial standards used for each state will vary.
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You qualified for Medicaid: that is understandable because Medicaid is on a state-by-state basis. Medicare is federally-governed, and early enrollment in Medicare is subject to the early qualfication exceptions, such as ESRD/Black Lung/Lou Gehrig's disease/24 consecutive months of Social Security disability payments.
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I am 100% disabled and do NOT get Medicaid in WV The state only pays my Medicare premium.My only income is two SS benifits. Each state is different call the local office to get the list of the documents that you need to take in to apply.I qualified for Medicare VERY fast after I had a massive brain hemorage.Go to the Pros to get the real answers.
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In order to qualify for Medicare, you will need to have received Social Security disability payments for 24 consecutive months. On the first day of the 25th month, you would be eligible for Medicare, and therefore, eligible for hospice under Medicare.
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If your loved one is terminal and the physician determines they have 6 months or less to live, they will qualify for hospice, under the Medicare rules. The individual may live longer and Medicare will continue hospice services as long as the doctor still states that the individual is terminal.
Ask to see a social worker at the hospital, or call a hospice agency if you are already at home. They will happily set you up.
Ex: my neighbor was told she had only 6 months to live, she has been receiving hospice for almost two yrs now. She surprised even herself, but her health continued to decline and she is barely hanging on now. Hospice has been a wonderful asset to this family as the mother kept declining.
I hope this helps.
Hugs and best wishes,
Suzanne
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People on disability do qualify for Medicaid.

People in the final stages of a terminal condition qualify for hospice (paid for by Medicare).

Do either of these situations apply?
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