Program DescriptionMedicare is a health insurance program for people who meet the following requirements:
- Are age 65 or older,
- Receive Social Security Disability benefits, or
- People with kidney failure may also qualify for Medicare.
For more information about Medicare, visit http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/MedicareGenInfo/index.html?redirect=/MedicareGenInfo.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply online, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/medicare.htm
If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit http://best.ssa.gov.
Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.
Once you know which benefits you can apply for, go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/appl yonline/ to apply online.
You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.