Reply To: SS Disability &Medicare

June 3, 2017 at 9:14 am

Yes. It is possible to get Medicare while on Social Security disability prior to age 65. And, yes, I did.

But. You have to wait two years.

“We automatically enroll you in Medicare after you get disability benefits for two years. The two parts of Medicare we enroll you in are hospital insurance and medical insurance. ”

Use this website:

Please call them (SSA) when you have questions. “Most people have both parts of Medicare. If you have questions about this coverage, you can contact Medicare toll-free at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to speak to a Medicare Customer Service Representative.”

More from that page: “Help For Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries If you get Medicare and have low-income and few resources, your state may pay your Medicare premiums and, in some cases, other Medicare costs for which you are normally responsible such as deductibles and coinsurance.

Only your state can decide if you qualify for this assistance. To find out if you do, contact your state or local welfare office or Medicaid agency. “