Waiting for a disability status decision and don’t have health insurance
If you’re waiting for a decision on your disability status, you have coverage options.
Apply for Medicaid or a private health plan through the Marketplace
If you get a positive SSDI disability decision
If you get a negative disability decision
If you get a negative disability decision, you can fill out a Marketplace application to apply for coverage. You’ll find out if you qualify for a private health plan with premium tax credits and lower costs based on your household size and income. When you apply, you’ll also find out if you qualify for Medicaid coverage.
- When you fill out your Marketplace application, answer “yes” when asked if you have a disability. We’ll forward your application to your state Medicaid agency. If you qualify, they’ll help you enroll.
- If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, you may qualify for savings on a Marketplace health plan.
- You can also apply for Medicaid coverage directly through your state agency. Select your state from the menu on this Medicaid page for contact information.