The Medicare program can provide healthcare for elderly or disabled individuals at a greatly reduced cost. Medicare Part A covers hospital insurance, and Part B covers medical insurance. Read below to see if you are eligible for Medicare.
Are you a US citizen and age 65 or older?
If you are under 65 and are not disabled, then you are not eligible for Medicare Part A or Part B. If you are under 65 and disabled you may be eligible for Medicare benefits. If you are over 65 and not disabled, move on to the next question.
Are you entitled to Social Security benefits (you have 40 work credits; about 10 years of work history)?
If you answered “yes,” you will be eligible for Medicare Part A & Part B. If not, then you may still be eligible, depending on your spouse’s eligibility for Medicare and several other factors.
If you’ve made it this far, there is a good chance you are eligible for Medicare Part A & Part B. Check out this flowchart to learn more.
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