Who Qualifies for Medicare Coverage?

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Medicare Eligibility Guidelines

  • You meet Medicare eligibility guidelines for Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) coverage if you or your spouse paid into Social Security for at least 10 years while employed and you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Even though the full Social Security retirement age is no longer 65, you are still eligible for Medicare at age 65.
  • You may qualify for Medicare benefits before age 65 if you become disabled and meet Social Security eligibility requirements.

Medicare Eligibility Resources

For more information on Medicare eligibility, contact Social Security at 800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration website .