Do you have a disability and get Social Security disability payments? Then you'll be eligible for Medicare Part A and Part B the 25th month you get Social Security disability payments. Your age doesn’t matter.
Medicare is a health insurance program for people:
There are different types of Medicare.
If you have TRICARE and are also eligible for Medicare Part A, you must have Part B coverage to stay eligible for TRICARE. There are some exceptions – learn more.
The Social Security Administration will let you know your Medicare start date. If your disability claim and Medicare entitlement are awarded retroactively, make sure your Medicare Part A and Part B effective dates match.
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When you receive your letter from the Social Security Administration, read it carefully and contact your case manager or a beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinator if you have questions.
Last Updated 10/17/2016
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