Are You Eligible for Medicare?
Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
If you are not 65, you might also qualify for coverage if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).
Here are some simple guidelines. You can get Part A at age 65 without having to pay premiums if:
- You already get retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
- You are eligible to get Social Security or Railroad benefits but have not yet filed for them.
- You or your spouse had Medicare-covered government employment.
If you are under 65, you can get Part A without having to pay premiums if:
- You have received Social Security or Railroad Retirement
- Board disability benefit for 24 months. You are a kidney dialysis or kidney transplant patient.
While you don’t have to pay a premium for Part A if you meet one of those conditions, you must pay for Part B if you want it. It is deducted from your Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or Civil Service Retirement check. If you don’t get any of the above payments, Medicare sends you a bill for your Part B premium every 3 months.
Have questions? Give us a call and let us help you with your Medicare Health insurance needs.
By contacting the phone number on this website you will be directed to a licensed agent. (602) 758-8998
- What to consider when choosing or changing my coverage
- What to Do During Your First Year With Medicare
- Where to Get Your Medicare Questions Answered
- Medicare 2024 costs at a glance
- When to choose a Medicare Plan
- Medicare: What you need to know
- Are You Eligible for Medicare?
- Health Savings Accounts
- Medicare-Related Enrollment Dates and Guidelines
- Get your Medicare & You Handbook