My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California
I just received a notice of award saying they approved my application for disability benefits. The rate is $396.70 beginning November 2004. but I will not receive regular monthly checks at this time.. Then it goes on to say we are reducing your monthly social security checks beginning november 2004 which is the first month you were entiltled to both social security disability and worker's compensation payments. Then it says you are entitled to hospital insurance under medicare beginning November 2006, and you are entitled to medical insurance under medicare beginning April 2009 and they will send me my medicare card. Then it says they will continue to bill me for my medicare part B premium... my question is what does all this mean?? I got injured at work on 12/11/2003 and I am receiving worker's comp benefits. I am totally temporary disabled and have not been made P&S yet. I am 43 years old and I am struggling as it is just living on workers comp alone. How am I suppose to pay for this part B premium?? I do have a worker's comp attorney can anyone tell me if there is anything I can do about this? do I need to hire a disability advocate?? any advice or suggestions would be greatley appreciated.