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A Benefits Specialist at the mental health center showed me how to declare a subsidy.  In the end, I continued to qualify for SSDI.

Rebecca L.
Manchester, NH
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Myth: I have been unable to get health insurance due to my pre-existing condition since I had to stop work last year due to my condition. I was recently approved for SSDI benefits, but I will not have Medicare for 2 years. I have no other options.


Fact:  You should file for Medicaid through the NH Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD) program if your assets are less than $2,500.00 (including bank accounts, stock, bonds, etc).  You may have to pay a monthly spend-down, but this program can help with larger medical bills.  If you are ... Read More