What benefits are available to people on dialysis or with a kidney transplant?
When someone is on dialysis, and during the early years of a kidney transplant, he or she is considered disabled for Social Security Disability purposes, and will also get medicare. To find out more about benefits for people with kidney failure, contact the nearest Social Security office. Or, visit the health care financing administration website, at www.hcfa.gov. Benefits for these conditions are automatic, and the issues are clear. For those reasons, these people can usually get benefits without an attorney. Be aware that the Administration will eventually try to terminate benefits for a kidney transplant patient. This can be a problem if you do not have the work skills to pay for the expensive medicines needed to protect your kidney.