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Junior Member
I live in Texas. I have gone through two bouts of cancer, among other diseases. I did not find out that my hospital (doctors) didn't fill out my papers when I applied for disability until I got a hold of the chart (other story). I hired a lawyer. Useless. It has been about 3 years. Now the SS says that I do not have enough quarters to file a claim. They are saying that I have, more or less, "expired" because I haven't worked in so long. My doctor says that is rubbish (new doctor) and says he will back me. I desparately need SS as I need to get medicare. I am extremely ill and cannot get insurance, except through the state which runs over $1,300 a month. We can no longer afford it. Do I have any rights to go back even though they said I met with a judge . . . I do not remember this! I'm on the verge of a breakdown due to this.


Senior Member
If you don't have enough work credits in the ten years prior to your application, then you don't have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. To my knowledge, there is no way around this rule/law.

If you did receive SSDI, it would be two years before you qualified for Medicare benefits.

Perhaps your best option is to file for SSI and Medicaid.


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