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Medicare eligibility requirements: Do you qualify for Medicare?


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Wondering if you meet the eligibility requirements for Medicare? Here are some things to consider when determining your eligibility. 

If you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for Medicare as long as you are a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident who has lived in the United States for a minimum of five years. Additionally, you or your spouse must have worked and paid Medicare taxes for a minimum of 10 years.

If you are under the age of 65, you can meet the Medicare eligibility requirements if you have a disability, depending on the disability. If this is the case, you should be eligible if you have been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) checks for more than 24 months. On the 25th month that you receive your SSDI check, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare.

To find out if you are eligible, check out the Medicare.gov eligibility tool.

I’m eligible (or will be soon) for Medicare! Now what?
Figuring out your Medicare eligibility is an important first step. The next step? Enrolling in Medicare. This takes place during your “Initial Enrollment Period”. Figuring out your enrollment period can be a little tricky, so we made a guide to help you out.

How do I find the right Medicare plan for me?
Use our recommendation tool to find the best plan for you.

Have any questions?
Just get in touch with one of our Heroes that would be happy to help you! We are unbiased independent brokers contracted with all of the major health insurance companies. We are 100% free to you and the prices are the same as if you went directly to the health insurance companies, but with us as your Medicare concierge we can continue to guide you in your journey.

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