Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability

Attorney's that can help you through the Social Security Disability maze

California Social Security

Daniel Hantman, Esq.

Helene Hoffman Esq

Elkind & Shea (Maryland and a few other East Coast States) 

CA State Bar Attorney Referral Service  


Sellers Law  

Hill & Ponton  

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability  

We do have a reference copy in our office

Can a disabled Teacher qualify for Medicare (Health Insurance) before age 65?

Probably not, turning 65 is one way to qualify for Medicare and so is getting SSDI – Social Security Disability for two years and then getting Medicare. Medicare

Social Security pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. ( However, as a teacher and a member of CalSTRS you don’t pay into Social Security so you probably wouldn’t get SSDI. Check with CalSTRS, Medicare or Attorney’s.

You might qualify under your spouse’s Social Security benefits???  Auxilary Benefits as a spouse of an insured worker – Nolo Excerpt

CalSTRS Publications & Medicare & Social Security

The CalSTRS Disability Benefits Guide states that you may qualify for long-term disability benefits if you have a medical condition that will prevent you from working for at least a year. STRS Member Handbook Your CalSTRS retirement benefit or Medicare benefit will not be reduced because of these provisions in Social Security law Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability

Social Security, CalSTRS and You

Our Webpage on Social Security Disability

California State Disability


Medicare and You 2020 #10050  
Everything you want to know 

Medicare and you

Different Parts of Medicare 

A = Hospital
B = Doctor Visits - Out Patient
C = Medicare Advantage or Medi Gap
D = Part D Rx


Understanding your Medicare Choices
Medi Gap vs Medicare Advantage


How to sign up for Parts A & B
Is  your test, service, or item covered?
Original Medicare Parts A & B
Medicare Advantage Plans & Part D Rx
Supplement Insurance (Medigap)
Low Income Help  LIS

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15 comments on “California Teachers & Social Security Disability

  1. My spouse has cancer. G-d forbid, when she passes away can I draw disability from her retirement?

    I have been on disability since 2011.

    Am I allowed to receive her Strs retirement?

  2. I was a teacher I applied for SSDI through Allsup. Disability Services

    I was approved as 100 percent disabled but was only awarded Medicare ( which I do not want! Because I had Tricare military benefits which are great but would then become secondary to medicare ).

    Can I refuse Medicare?

  3. I have 10 years of service and am receiving Ca lStrs Disability.

    I worked 20 years prior to teaching

    Can I also collect state disability?

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