Who is eligible?
Several factors can contribute to Medicare eligibility. You are eligible to enroll in Medicare if:
- You are turning 65
- You are younger than 65 but qualify for Medicare due to a qualifying disability*
- You have end stage renal disease (ESRD)
- You have ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease)
Information taken from cms.gov. Additional information regarding the eligibility of receiving Medicare benefits can be found at medicare.gov.
* Must have received Social Security Disability benefits for 24 months. There is a five month waiting period after a beneficiary is determined to be disabled before a beneficiary begins to collect Social Security Disability benefits.