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TRAVELING restrictions?

Are there any restrictions regarding travel and receiving benefits? I am not referring to access to ones benefits while overseas, but traveling with no fear of having said benefits taken away?

I receive Medicare (Disability, but not SSI) and Medicaid (California; just health insurance, no supplemental income from them) and want to know how long I am able to travel overseas without fearing of losing my benefits. Again - not trying to access them should I become ill overseas.

thanks

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Medicare generally does not cover health care while you are outside the United States. Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands are considered part of the United States.

In rare cases, however, Medicare may pay for inpatient hospital services provided in Canada or Mexico.

Some Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans provide worldwide or emergency coverage when you travel outside the United States. You should check with your plan before traveling outside of the country.

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/588

http://blog.medicare.gov/2012/07/09/stay-healthy-when-traveling-abroad/


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