Frequently Asked Questions
Is everyone eligible for Medicare?
No. You must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident who has lived continuously in the United States for at least 5 years.
When do I qualify for Medicare?
If you aging into Medicare, you will qualify at age 65. This is regardless of when you apply for Social Security income benefits.
Who is eligible for Medicare under age 65?
Although Medicare was originally for only people aged 65 and over, that has changed over the years. The following people can now also qualify as stated above:
•Individuals who receive Social Security disability income benefits for 24 months are automatically enrolled in Medicare on the 25th month
•People who receive Social Security disability income benefits and are diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease are enrolled in Medicare on the first month
•People on kidney dialysis or who are a kidney transplant patient are eligible for Medicare. When those benefits will begin depends on your specific circumstances
Is it mandatory to sign up for Medicare at age 65?
No, but if you do not have other creditable health coverage, you will face penalties for delaying your Medicare enrollment. You should also know that when you enroll into Social Security income benefits, you will be automatically enrolled into Medicare Part A. You cannot have one without the other.
Who is eligible for Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare is our national health insurance system for people aged 65 and older and people with certain disabilities. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program to provide benefits for people with low incomes. It is possible to have qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. In this scenario, Medicare is primary and Medicaid is secondary.
Find out about your Medicare Eligibility
Determining your Medicare eligibility is sometimes tricky. I often get many questions about how to qualify for Medicare, what the Medicare requirement are, when to enroll in Medicare, and how to set up Medicare supplement insurance. Though the process may seem overwhelming to you, I deal with these processes every day and can guide you easily through the process.
You are not alone – let Priscilla Wright, a licensed agent assist you in making this entire process easier.
Call 657-205-1081 or to request a free appointment!