Ask Social Security Questions and Get Answers ASAP
Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.
To qualify for Medicare Part A (hospital stay) your mother must be at least 65, qualify for social security benefits (worked at least 10 years and earned 40 credits) or worked as government employee (who did not contribute to Medicare or social security). If she doesn't have enough credits on her own, she may qualify for benefits and Medicare on her spouse's or ex spouse's records.
She doesn't need any work credits to qualify for Medicare part B or D.
If she is receiving social security disability benefits she may qualify for Medicare sooner.
Medical is not Medicare. Medicare is government health insurance associated with social security. Medical is CA Medicaid welfare program.