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Terri Martin, Volunteer Mentor (@windwalker)

Applying for Disability

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Jun 4, 2019 | Replies (27)

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@bikermike I am glad you were given another chance at life with your liver transplant. Transplants are a very expensive proposition. If at all possible, folks need to have secondary insurance along with SSI. I came close to needing a double lung transplant in 2013, thank God and Mayo; my disease hasn't come to that yet. I am on disalility, but cannot buy secondary insurance because I am under age of 65. It is a new rule they added I think in 2007.

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Hi Terri,
I was just reading about Supplemental insurance plans (Medigap) because I need to get one now. I am 65 now but my understanding is if you have both Medicate A & B due to disability, you can add a supplemental plan prior to age 65. I’m going to call my areas state office tomorrow for more info. I am in Oregon.