Working and Medicare

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If you can continue to work, do so.   If your employer will work with you with your dialysis.  I am lucky my employer works with me and I do continue to work full-time.    Check into intermittent FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADAA (American with Dialysis Act Amendments Act) paperwork with your human resources department.

Technically you are considered disabled.  You can apply for disability benefits, however you have to make less than $1,000.00 a month (if you are working).    This may vary from state to state.

With End-Stage Renal Disease, you are entitled to Medicare.  Ask your social worker about applying for Medicare.  There is like a 3 month waiting period before you are officially on be Medicare.

If you have private insurance, they will cover the cost.  If you don’t have insurance, there are programs that can help, check with your social worker.

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