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I was told to apply for disability by a doctor, which i did.

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i was told to apply for disability by a doctor, which i did. i was approved, i will get my first check on the 3rd of october. i called to make sure all the ducks were in a row. i was told that i will not get medicare untill i reach 65. im 63 now. is there anything i can do to get my medicare earlier?

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you. Please just give me a moment to review your question....

There are two circumstances in which you can get Medicare before you turn 65. The first is is you have been collecting SSDI benefits for at least 24 months. The second would be if you are receiving SSDI because you have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In this circumstance, Medicare automatically begins the first month that your disability benefits start and you do not have to wait 24 months. Outside of these two exceptions I'm afraid there is typically no way to get Medicare sooner.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
that is what i needed to know. thank you very much

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