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Generally, you’re eligible for Medicare Part A if you’re 65 years old and have been a legal resident of the U.S. for at least five years. In fact, the government will automatically enroll you in Medicare Part A at no cost when you reach 65.
If you’re already receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits, all you need to do is check your mail for your Medicare card, which should automatically arrive in the mail three months prior to your 65th birthday (or the 25th month of a disability).
If you’re not already receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits, you’ll need to enroll in Medicare during a seven-month open enrollment window that includes the three months before the month you turn 65, the month you turn 65, and the three following months.
Sound good? It’s even better if you don’t have to pay a premium for Part A coverage, which is the case for most people. You’re eligible to receive Part A coverage premium-free if:
- You are 65 and you or your spouse has paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years.
- You’re not yet 65, but you’re disabled and you’ve been receiving Social Security benefits or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for two years.
- You have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and are receiving dialysis.
- You have amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance.
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