Disability benefits provided through the Social Security Administration provide you with monthly income. There are different disability benefits programs, and you will need to understand the rules for trying to get medical coverage when you are on each type of program.
If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, your income may still be too high to qualify for Medicaid and your levels of resources may also still be too high, as SSDI is not a needs-based program but is instead a disability insurance program that you buy into through payroll tax deductions. After 24 months of being on SSDI, you should become eligible for Medicare.
If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income due to a disability, you usually can obtain Medicaid benefits. You should talk with an attorney to find out how your disability will impact medical coverage and whether or not applying for benefits is going to be an option for you.