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Re: [IP] Medicare and kidney failure

At 10:24 PM 9/26/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Jan, Once you start on dialysis, after 3 months you are eligible for Medicare
>and the dialysis unit will need to send a form to SS and then they will
>contact you for an interview.  It starts on the 1st day of the 3rd month you
>are on dialysis.  I tried and tried to call them to see when I would be
>getting it and got nothing but the run around and had to talk to the social
>worker at my unit and she filled the form out and sent it in and I was
>covered on October 1, and started on dialysis on July 8th.
>I hope this helps.
Gina, this must have changed since I went on ESRD disability.  I applied in 
December. 1992, and didn't get my first disability check till 6 months 
later.  I was covered immediately though, from Medicare.

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