Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 6/19/2009 11:36:50 PM (GMT-6)
Medicare kicks in 24 months from the day you were approved for SSD. From what I know Tony you are correct Medicare will kick in 4/2010. I just spoke to my friend who is a Medical Biller, Medicare will be your Primary! Its my understanding if you have Medicare and a secondary insurance if Medicare does NOT cover something then neither will your secondary! Medicare guidelines rule!
Its definitely a confusing issue....the sad thing is when we apply for SSD we need Medicare to kick in STAT! When I rec'd that little card with the red and blue stripe I felt so relieved.
Hope this helps!
I was approved in Dec. 2005, my 1st SSD check came in 4th Wed of Jan (got paid for Dec too), you get paid from SSD based on the day of the month you were born, mine is the 23rd, they told me thats how it works (don't think its changed much since then) .....my Medicare kicked in Dec. 2007...hope that clarifies!