What about entitlement to Medicare?

If your application for disability benefits is approved by Social Security, your monthly benefit payment will begin the sixth full month after the date Social Security determines your disability began. You will be eligible for Medicare benefits 24 months after your first month benefits are paid. For example, if you are determined to be disabled as of January 1, 2005, you will be eligible for Medicare benefits from June 1, 2007 (24 plus 5 months).