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I currently recieve social security retirement benefits and

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I currently recieve social security retirement benefits and medicare. I am 85 years old.
I plan to marry a 64 year old Mexican national. Will she be eligible to recieve Medicare benefits? And if so is there a waiting period or other aspects we should be aware of?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
Your new wife will be eligible for medicare at age 65. She may possibly qualify for social security spousal benefits as well.
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
There is typically a five year waiting period for qualifying for medicare for legal immigrants. It should be possible to purchase the coverage until she qualifies. Thanks for asking at Just Answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'mCustomer