Can you have Medicare at age 45?
After 24 months on Social Security Disability you are eligible
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.