I am 100% P&T; OPM also saw fit to medically retire me from my federal employment (due to SCD disability) and, I continued my health insurance though that job; I was then approved for SSDI and started getting payments for this in 9/11. I am 53.
1. Must I enroll for Medicare at two-years into SSDI (or is it automatic)?
2. Will I (or family) continue to be eligible to use my private/government sponsored health insurance even if I have Medicare? While my wife and I (both veterans) use the VAMC, we, and or children, also use private providers and our private/government sponsored insurance.
3. I believe that my spouse and 17-year old are eligible to have CHAMPVA since I am P&T? How, or does, this affect the current private insurance or the future eligibility to receive Medicare for myself (since I guess my wife would not be eligible in her own right)?
4) When do dependent children lose their eligibility for CHAMPVA?