Will I get health insurance coverage under Social Security?

Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sec. 426(b), you are entitled to be covered by Medicare within 24 months of being approved to receive disability benefits under SSDI. Please note that there is a 5 month waiting period from the onset of the disability to entitlement. However, under SSI, you should be able to get Medicaid coverage which is administered by the State.