Retirement Planning
Medicare and Medicaid

Can you have Medicare at age 45?

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2012-04-30 03:55:52

After 24 months on Social Security Disability you are eligible

for medicare.

Actually, at the age of 38 a member of my family who worked for

nearly 20 years prior to a permanent medical disablity then became

a recipient of Social Security Disability income and was on

Medicare within a month. There was no 2 year wait. If a person has

not worked enough hours and receives SSI (Supplemental Security

Income) they qualify for Medicaid instead of Medicare.

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