Medicare Eligibility

Medicare Eligibility

Who is eligible for Medicare? What is the Medicare eligibility age? What are the requirements for Medicare?

If you are looking for the answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place. It’s important to understand what’s required when reaching the age of eligibility. You’ve worked your entire life and paid taxes to receive these benefits.

Medicare Eligibility Age

The Medicare eligibility age is 65.  At age 65, Medicare provides health insurance that is managed by the government.

Individuals under 65 are eligible for Medicare if they are disabled and meet the qualifications.

Medicare Eligibility Requirements

You now know the Medicare age is 65, but it’s also available for some people under 65. Now we need to look at the requirements that must be met in order to be eligible.

Requirements for Medicare eligibility include:

  1. Be a United States citizen
  2. Worked and have paid at least 10 years of Social Security taxes
  3. Under 65 and receiving Social Security for 24 months. Medicare eligibility requirement is met in the 25th month of disability.
  4. Anyone is eligible for Medicare who has ESRD or ALS

Learn how to sign up for Medicare