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How can I get a medicare card? I am 64 YR. old retired Texas

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How can I get a medicare card?
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: I am 64 YR. old retired Texas public school teacher. Eventhough, I don't have to have medicare card until Feb 1 TX Retired Teachers are saying I must get it today or I'll be dropped from the pension insurance. I went to the social security office and received no help. I've called the number and been on hold forever. I'm technologically weak but I'm willing to give the computer route a try. I must call today with the news that I have secured a medii
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Customer: care card Like what?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

I'm not sure why these teachers think you need to sign up for this but unless you are disabled, you cannot sign up for Medicare parts A and B until 3 months before you turn 65. From Medicare site: https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/get-parts-a-and-b/when-sign-up-parts-a-and-b/when-sign-up-parts-a-and-b.html

" if you're eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, you can sign up during the 7-month period that:

  • Begins 3 months before the month you turn 65
  • Includes the month you turn 65
  • Ends 3 months after the month you turn 65"

If you still want to give it a try, see link on applying for Medicare online: https://www.ssa.gov/medicare/

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

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