Who is Eligible for Medicare?
You are eligible for Medicare if you are a citizen of the United States or have been a legal resident for at least 5 years and: You are age 65 or older and you or your spouse has worked for at least 10 years (or 40 quarters) in Medicare-covered employment.
How do you apply for Medicare?
You can enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B in the following ways:
- Online at www.SocialSecurity.gov.
- By calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 7PM.
- In-person at your local Social Security office.
Can you sign up for Medicare at any time?
The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) is the first time you can sign up for Medicare. You may join Medicare Parts A, B, C and D during this time: The 3 months before your 65th birthday, The 3 months after your birthday.
Do you automatically get Medicare with Social Security?
A: If you are already collecting some form of Social Security (either retirement benefits or disability benefits) when you become eligible for Medicare, you will be automatically enrolled in both Part A and Part B. You become eligible for Medicare when you turn 65 or have been collecting Social Security Disability for
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