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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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Can you apply for Medicare at the age of 60 without a disability?

No. Medicare is for age 65 and older.

Can you get Medicare at 62?

You can start drawing your social security check at age 62, but Medicare starts at age 65. The only way to get Medicare prior to age 65 is by a court qualifying you for a disability.

At what age can you start Medicare?

Assuming that you have paid Medicare payroll taxes, then you are eligible to join Medicare when you turn 65. You can become covered by Medicare before age 65, if you are considered disabled by Social Security.

Is there an age requirement for receiving medicare coverage?

You must be 65 years of age or older to receive Medicare benefits. All the details of the program can be found at and this site ( has the medicare publication. There is an age requirement to be at least 18 years of age to be a case head for medicare coverage but other than that any one of any age can receive medicare coverage if eligible.

What will Medicare cover for mammography?

Medicare will pay for annual screening mammograms for all women with Medicare who are age 40 or older and a baseline mammogram for those age 35 to 39.

Can you enroll in Medicare after age 65?

You can enroll in Medicare after age 65, but you will likely not be able to backdate coverage to your 65th birthday.

What is the age limit for Medicare?

Medicare is a health insurance program for:people age 65 or older,people under age 65 with certain disabilities

What age does Medicare become primary?

Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease.

What age does Medicaid insure until?

Age 64 and a half as that is the age that you will be eligible for Medicare.

When you are 65 and get on Medicare can your wife also be on Medicare even if she is not 65?

No. You must be 65 years of age or older or you must have been receiving disability benefits for 24 months in order to be eligible for Medicare. Unless your wife is disabled, she can not join Medicare till age 65.

You are 53 and on ssi do you qualify for Medicare also?

To be eligible for Medicare under the age of 65 you need to be disabled for a consecutive 24 months. On the 25 month of disability you will get Medicare Part A and be eligible to enroll in Part B. At any age, if you are diagnosed with ESRD (end stage renal disease) you will receive Medicare benefits. At any age, if you are diagnised with Lou Gehrig's disease you will receive Medicare benefits.

I am on social security age 65 my wife is 58 can I put her on medicare?

Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). Keep in mind Medicare is individual coverage, so your wife would need to qualify for Medicare by herself and cannot be added to your Medicare.

Which part of medicare has a automatic coverage at the age 65?

Medicare is not automatic. One should file an application 2-3 months prior to age 65.

Are you required to pay into Medicare forever?

In general, Medicare is deducted from any earned income, regardless of the age or Social Security/Medicare eligibility of the wage earner.

Can you start medicare at age 62 if born in 1951?


What age do you have to be to receive Medicare insurance?

If your father is 55 and retired, he is more than likely eligible to receive Medicare benefits. Seniors 55 and over are eligible and within the age range to receive premium Medicare coverage from the federal government.

Can you start Medicare at age 62?

Medicare covers medical care for persons over age 65 and certain persons under age 65 who are totally and permanently disabled as defined by Social Security regulations.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid in New York?

The biggest difference is that Medicare is for the elderly (age 65 or older) while Medicaid is for people with a low income (any age).

What plans do you have for men over 65 with medicare plan A and B? has no Medicare plans for the general public of any age.

Do deductions for Medicare stop after you reach retirement age?

Medicare is deducted from earned income. So, if you get a part-time job after you retire, for example, Medicare will be deducted from those earnings.

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What age did Medicare start in 1990?

Same as always: 65.

What conditions qualify a person for medicare besides old age?

The only possibility for Medicare before age 65 is if you are under Social Security disability. Even then not everyone in that category is eligible.

Your husband receives Medicare and under the age of 65 can you receive Medicare also?

AnswerMedicare only gives individual coverage so whether or not you can get it has nothing to do with your husband. If you're 65 or disabled you can get it.

how do i enroll in medicare part a?

You don't need to do anything. Whenever you turn the age of 65, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare. You should get a Medicare card approximately 3 months prior to your birthdate.