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If he has gotten SSI here he would have been able to sign up for medicare for himself and you as his spouse.It is one of those things that in hindsight might have been a good step to do.I am sorry for your loss of spouse and that you did not get to do this.It certainly would have given you double health care coverage.
You should be able to enroll in medicare here as well.
Information regarding what Medicare is and how it affects your group insurance coverage. If you are enrolled in TRIP and become eligible for Medicare, you must enroll in both Medicare Part A and Part B in order to receive the lower Medicare TRIP premium.