Eligible

MEDICARE ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible for Medicare based on the following.   Click on the + sign to show the details.

IF YOU'RE TURNING 65...

If you’re turning 65, you have an opportunity to enroll in Medicare. You can enroll three months before the month you turn 65, the month of your birthday or three months after your birth month. Eligibility requirements include:

  • You or your spouse have worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment, and
  • You’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least five years
  • Even if you’re not collecting Social Security yet, you’re eligible to join at age 65 or later

IF YOU'RE OVER 65 ...

If you are over age 65, Medicare eligibility requirements include:

  • You or your spouse have worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment
  • You’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least five years
  • Even if you’re not collecting Social Security yet, you’re eligible to join at age 65 or later

IF YOU'RE UNDER 65 WITH DISABILITY ...

If you are eligible for Medicare due to disability, requirements include:

  • You’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least five years, and
  • You have a disability or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and you get disability benefits from Social Security or certain disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) for 24 months

WHAT IS PART A?

The part of Medicare that provides help with the cost of inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing services following a hospital stay, hospice, respite care and some home health services.

WHAT IS PART B?

The part of Medicare that provides help with the cost of medically necessary services like doctor services, outpatient care and other medical services Part A doesn’t cover.