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Can I qualify as disabled for Medicaid if I've never been diagnosied?

Submitted by MaryC Wed 04/21/2010

Medicaid is available only to people with limited income. You must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to your health care providers. You do not have to be disabled to get Medicaid.

To qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of a disability. In general, the government will pay monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.

Your condition must interfere with basic work-related activities for your claim to be considered. For each of the major body systems, there is a list of medical conditions that are so severe they automatically mean that you are disabled. If your condition is not on the list, they have to decide if it is of equal severity to a medical condition that is on the list.

To determine this, they will look at the demands of your recent past work and compare them with their assessment of your remaining ability to do basic work activities. They only look at your past work that they consider relevant.

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Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
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