You must be 65 years of age or older to receive Medicare benefits. All the details of the program can be found at Medicare.gov and this site (ssa.gov/pubs/10043.html) 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.
You can enroll in Medicare after age 65, but you will likely not be able to backdate coverage to your 65th birthday.
Medicare is not automatic. One should file an application 2-3 months prior to age 65.
No. But Medicare is certainly cheaper than commercial insurance.
No. Medicare begins at 65 (earlier if one is receiving Social Security disability benefits).
It depends on the insurance company, and whether or not they offer temporary coverage. The temporary coverage may also have age restrictions. If you are turning 65 and going on Medicare, you may qualify for their temporary coverage. BlueCross BlueShield of Florida offers temporary coverage up to age 65.
age 65, or receiving Social Security disability payments, or on kidney dialysis
Only if you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits.
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.
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.
A non-working spouse can be eligible for Medicare coverage through their spouse who is qualified. To be able to file a claim for your non-working spouse, you must be Medicare eligible and at least 62 years of age.
Medicare part d insurance is considered very good coverage for person of an advanced age. This medicare covers doctor's bills as well as any type of hospitalizations.
Age 65, except for persons receiving Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits.