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I just started receiving my Social Security benefits but I

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I just started receiving my Social Security benefits but I don't have a Medicare Card. How do I get one?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Generally - you should apply for Medicare when you filed your application for social security benefits.
You are eligible for Medicare if you are 65.
If you are not 65 yet - you are NOT eligible for Medicare - and should wait before you may apply.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

If you are within three months of age 65 or older you can use SSA online retirement application to sign up just for Medicare .

Here is a link

You can use our online Medicare application if you:

  • Are at least 64 years and 9 months old;
  • Want to sign up for Medicare but do not currently have ANY Medicare coverage;
  • Do not want to start receiving Social Security benefits at this time; and
  • Are not currently receiving Social Security retirement, disability or survivors benefits.

In all other situations - you need to contact SSA.

If you already applied and looking for the replacement card

See here

Let me know if you need any help.