Legal immigrants and lawful residents are eligible for Medicare if they meet the same minimum eligibility requirements as U.S. citizens.
If you are a legal immigrant or lawful resident, you are eligible for Medicare if you are age 65 or older and have worked and paid Medicare taxes for a minimum of ten years (40 quarters).
Some people younger than age 65 are also eligible for Medicare.
If you do not have enough work credits, you are eligible to purchase Medicare coverage once you have continuously lived in the U.S. for five years.
New immigrants, including refugees, are not eligible to enroll in Medicare until they meet the minimum requirements.
Contact Banner Medicare so we can answer any questions you may have and even help you enroll.
Call (888) 788-1931 (TTY 711) to speak with a licensed sales agent.
Use our online form to have a licensed sales agent contact you.
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