Title II Work Incentives and Medicare

SSA implements several protections to support the return to work of SSDI beneficiaries beyond IRWE, Subsidies and Special Conditions. Individuals who receive SSDI and meet certain criteria are provided protections from Continuing Disability Reviews as well as Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits should attempts at work prove unsuccessful. These additional considerations are meant to remove common obstacles to returning to work and debunk ongoing "urban legends" surrounding detachment from entitlements. For those entitled to SSDI, Medicare is provided as a health insurance program following a 24-month waiting period following entitlement. SSA provides for extended Medicare coverage when a beneficiary attempts work for significant periods of time.