SSDI medical reviews after liver transplant

Posted by mellow123 @mellow123, Mar 9 6:52am

I started receiving social security disability in March, 2020, after being approved for disability in September, 2019, due to declining health from liver Cirhosis.
My liver transplant was done June, 2020, 3 months after I started receiving Disability.
I’m told that Social Security pays disability for one year for liver transplant patients, after which patients will be reviewed to continue eligibility for disability payments
3 questions to anyone who knows:
1. Is the 1 year period from the time I started receiving Disability for my disease, or from the time of my liver transplant?
2. Am I DEFINITELY going to be tagged for review, or PROBABLY?
3. Do they generally start the review exactly after one year, or are they saying sometime no sooner than a year later?
Thanks

@mellow123

I just turned 60. How were you able to get Medicare before age 65?

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If you apply for disability and are on it for one year you automatically get Medicare.

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@tjgisewhite

Hi. I'm going to share what I have been through. I had to stop working in July of 2019 because of liver. I had to be out of work for 90 days before I could file for SSDI. I started my filing process in Sep of 2019. I had my transplant in Dec of 2019. I was approved for SSDI in Jan of 2020 (SSDI says I was not disabled until the day of my surgery, which I am contesting now) for 12 months. My first check was 6 months later which was July of 2020. In Jan of 2021, I received my review papers for my 12 months, even though I have only been receiving actual payments for 6 months. So now, I have a review going on and an appeal for my onset date. I hope this helps and the best of luck.
Tammy

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Tammy, I was told by SSI that they would pay three month's retroactively based on my transplant date..

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@mellow123

I have insurance, but the copay still makes it expensive. Unfortunately, I’m 60 and not yet eligible for Medicare

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You would be eligible if you were declared disabled and collecting benefits.

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@mellow123

Hi, Rosemary.

Yea, I’ll be getting my yearly evaluation with transplant team in two months. I have to say, of all the great milestones on my life, this is probably he most important and anticipated one for me. 🙂

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Hello…reading some of the posted comments regarding SSDI…I am wondering if I could qualify? Just received my
Second covid vaccine no problems….

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@luckonetj

If you apply for disability and are on it for one year you automatically get Medicare.

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@luckonetj Unless it's changed only people with ALS could get it under 2 full years when I applied. I was told that personally during an interview. I wanted to use the date of the first diagnosis but had it postponed until I was no longer receiving a paycheck. I had to use all my sick and vacation time before being considered unemployed

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@jackie421blfdgurl

Hello…reading some of the posted comments regarding SSDI…I am wondering if I could qualify? Just received my
Second covid vaccine no problems….

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@jackie421blfdgurl, Great to hear about your 2nd dose of the vaccine! I have had both doses and am doing great at 2+ weeks.

In reply to your wondering, here is the link to US Government information about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
-Benefits and Insurance for People with Disabilities
https://www.usa.gov/disability-benefits-insurance

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@rosemarya

@jackie421blfdgurl, Great to hear about your 2nd dose of the vaccine! I have had both doses and am doing great at 2+ weeks.

In reply to your wondering, here is the link to US Government information about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
-Benefits and Insurance for People with Disabilities
https://www.usa.gov/disability-benefits-insurance

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Thank you for the information I will follow up this week. Between recovery 5 months from transplant and needing to take my nap at 2:00, then there is my incisional hernia not
To mention my dropped foot, I wish I could work, tired of housework and my four walls,not
To say I cook everyday, for family that comes for dinner. Grateful to God, it's all I have to deal
with. My prayers r with others that have many other problems.

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