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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.

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Q: Is there an age requirement for receiving medicare coverage?
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