An added benefit to SSDI is health insurance coverage through Medicare. But there is a precarious two-year gap between receiving approval for disability benefits and becoming eligible for Medicare’s insurance coverage.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued regulations clarifying that people who have to take time off work to care for family members with disabilities may be eligible for the new paid sick leave protections enacted by Congress.
As hospitals around the country brace for an expected surge of COVID-19 patients, the federal government has responded to fears that health care providers will begin rationing treatment and discriminate against people with disabilities.
Unless the IRS determines that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients don’t need to file a tax return to receive stimulus checks as part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill, millions could see their checks delayed or never receive them at all.