Medical Eligibility

Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Related Programs

Qualified Working Individuals

Disabled working individuals may purchase continued Medicare once the extended period of eligibility is exhausted.

Eligibility Requirements

  • An individual must have been terminated from hospital insurance benefits (Medicare Part A) due to employment, and then purchased Part A.
  • The individual's income must not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level. ($1,702 for one, $2,282 for two and $2,862 for three). This is the monthly income limit for 2007.
  • The individual's resources must not exceed twice the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) limit. Resources includes items such as checking or savings accounts and certificates of deposit.
  • The individual may not be otherwise Medicaid eligible.
  • The individual must be a citizen and a resident of South Dakota.


  • Payment of Medicare Part A premium.


  • An application can be found on the forms and publications page.
  • After completing the application, return it to the Department of Social Services officewhere you live. If you need assistance completing this application, contact your local DSS office.