Hi, is anyone on here from NC and got awarded SSD? If so, are we one of those states where Medicare doesn't kick in right away? I just heard from my attorney that my case was approved, and my caseworker said I'd be getting medicare, which would so help with our medical bills...we pay $900 /month for a family plan b/c my husband is self employed. If I get medicare soon, our first thought is to see if we could decrease our payment to husband/kids plan and take me off (women are so much more expensive due to maternity anyway, not that I could physically have another baby)...and the second thought was "what if I'm double covered" by our health plan plus medicare? Then our medical bills would be better. We have $10,000 in medical bills from me alone over the past two years that are not paid b/c we haven't had the money. With me not working, our credit is shot right now b/c we have gotten way behind. But, as you all know, the tests/doctor bills/treatments we have all the time are so pricey!!!!
So, if anyone knows about the NC system that would be great to get that info from you. Also, does SSD deduct $100/month for the medicare (I think I read that somewhere)...and also, last question (sorry)...how long does it take in NC to get the funds once the determination letter is recieved?
Thanks a bunch!