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If there is a situation for someone over the age of 65, who

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If there is a situation for someone over the age of 65, who wants to get Medicare and/or SS benefit (this person has been paying taxes, SS, etc all his life while working) but he does not have proof of residency.
Can this person still apply for Medicare? Yes/No Reason please
and can this person apply for SS benefit? Yes/No Reason please

RayAnswers :

Thanks for your question and good evening.You can apply here for social security and medicare.

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Here is the information concerning medicare.

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The following is taken from the SSA website for applying for Medicare and lists the documents that may be required to apply:



  • Birth certificate or other proof of birth;

  • Naturalization papers;

  • U.S. military discharge paper(s);

  • W-2 forms(s) and/or self-employment tax returns for last year.

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Here is what social security asks for.

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We may also ask you to provide documents to show that you are eligible:



  • Birth certificate or other proof of birth;

  • Naturalization papers;

  • U.S. military discharge paper(s);

  • For disability benefits, the two forms (SSA-3368 and SSA-827) that describe your medical condition and authorize disclosure of information to us; and

  • W-2 forms(s) and/or self-employment tax returns for last year.

Customer:

I seen this on the SS web, but as you mentioned it states "may be required", lets say this person has W-2 forms and/or tax return for last year (not self employment) but is not US born or US naturalization or ailen card or visa. can this person still apply?

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Did this person enter illegally?

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Does this person have a valid social security number here please clarify for me??

Customer:

not exactly sure because i don't know this person personally, but i think he came legally but was unable to get ailen card or something

Customer:

he does have SS i think since he been working and paying taxes, ss, etc

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Well they can apply and see if they get approved.Certainly there is no harm in filing here and seeing if they are awarded benefits.From what you state if they have a social security card and other tax information they should apply and see where it goes.

Customer:

just a curiosity but if he applies and SS determines he is illegal to stay what would happen? would he be deported?

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And he might qualify for SSI or SSDI here as well if there is any disabillity present.It is worth a try to seek benefits.

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No social security just approves or denies benefits.

Customer:

also... is there a penalty if he is over 65, lets say 68 and has not applied medicare yet? but he has personla health insurance

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They can apply here for both medicare and social security here.

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I wish them good luck with applying.Thanks for letting me help you.

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If you can click accept it is much appreciated.

Customer:

Thank you very much for the site, i will go ahead and forward it.

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Here is some more for you

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http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10043.html

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