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Can a widow from Ireland with dual citizenship be qualified

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Can a widow from Ireland with dual citizenship be qualified for Medicare.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 10 months ago.

Good afternoon Pam,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your family's situation, as well as for your loss. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Yes, your sister-in-law qualifies for Medicare based on her marriage to your brother. However, Medicare will only pay medical expenses incurred in the US, and so Medicare will not do her any good if she is out of country. She will also be eligible for a survivor benefit based on her husband's work record. She can collect the spouse survivor benefit while she is out of country.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Doug.I did ask in my first question what her co-pay cost would be, if she could apply online and you responded with the fact that she would qualify to apply and would have rights to survivor social security. I see that you have charged my credit card for the full $32. Are you going to charge again for the same questions?
Expert:  LawTalk replied 10 months ago.

Hi Pam,

I am at a loss. What first question are you talking about?