Yes, this is correct and the best thing she can do in this situation. I have a friend, who told me, that he has a friend, whose wife is disabled, because of serious back problems. My friends wife finally divorced her husband, because he did not provide her with the health insurance that he held through his job.
So as a result of this she was able to receive up to $350.00 towards rent each month. Up to $60.00 per week, worth of food stamp assistance. Which by the way, is now utilized via a credit card type system. And also Medical care to help her with her health issues.
However this may have been through Medicaid, and not Medicare Part A. The reason I'm thinking this, is because this women, always worked as a house cleaner. Is approximately 54 years of age. And she was self- employed - in other words she never had wages taken out and put into theSocial Security System.