Am I eligible for Medicare?
- You are permanently disabled and you have been receiving Social Security disability income benefits for 24 months.
- You have end-stage renal disease.
- You have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Medicare eligibility for Part A
You are eligible for Medicare Part A coverage at no cost at age 65 as long as you or your spouse has worked for at least 10 years in the United States.
If you haven’t worked for 10 years, you can still purchase Part A coverage.
As long as you have already enrolled in Social Security, you will be automatically enrolled in Part A. If not, you will have to contact the Social Security office to enroll.
Your Medicare card will arrive around one month before you turn 65.
Medicare eligibility for Part B
The same eligibility requirements for Part A apply for Part B.
However, there is a monthly premium.