Understanding Medicare eligibility helps you figure out if you can sign up for Medicare, and it helps you to know when you can sign up for Medicare.
It is important to know about your Medicare eligibility for a few reasons.
Who is Eligible for Medicare?
If you are a US citizen or legal immigrant, you have likely been contributing to your Medicare coverage over the course of your work history with Medicare (FICA) taxes that are deducted from your paycheck every time your employer pays you.
Most people become eligible to access those Medicare benefits at age 65.
Some people younger than age 65 are also eligible for Medicare.
Everyone has different circumstances. You may have a lot of questions about how those circumstances impact your Medicare eligibility.
Click on the topics below that apply to you to learn how these circumstances impact your Medicare eligibility.
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