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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I am 66, my husband is 62 and on disability. In March he

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I am 66, my husband is 62 and on disability. In March he will be able to get medicare because he has been disabled for two years. My question is when he begins Medicare will he also not be on disability? Next question when he gets on Medicare will I be able to change my Medicare benefits to his, because his benefits will be more than mine?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Hi again, ok, with regard to your post:

"I am 66, my husband is 62 and on disability. ------ OK.

"In March he will be able to get medicare because he has been disabled for two years. ------ Yes. If he has collected 24 months of benefits.

"My question is when he begins Medicare will he also not be on disability? ------- No, he will continue to be on SOcial Security Disability until he either recovers (no longer disabled) OR, he turns his full retirement age (FRA) - which is 66+.

"Next question when he gets on Medicare will I be able to change my Medicare benefits to his, ------- No. Medicare benefits are all the same - it is the RIGHT to sign up. You already have that right for Medicare insurance, since you were 65, when you presumably signed up for Medicare A & B, possibly D.

because his benefits will be more than mine? " --------- No, there is no connection there. Medicare eligibility is all you get at 65, and he after 24 months worth of SSDIB payments. You both pay the same for basic Medicare. Typically Part A is free and Part B, is normally (this year) 104.90/mo. Any supplements you buy will potentially add to that, as will a Drug Plan.

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