Is There an Age Limit for Recieving Medicare?


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As of 2015, there is no age limit for a person to receive Medicare. While many individuals qualify for Medicare automatically at 65, people with end-stage renal disease and those who have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months are eligible regardless of their age, states OneExchange.

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Additionally, people who have been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, qualify for Medicare in their first month of disability, OneExchange explains

Persons who are 65 and older qualify for Medicare automatically if they are citizens or legal residents of United States, says OneExchange. They must have lived in the United States for not less than five years, and worked for not less than 10 years in a Medicare-covered job. People who do not meet these criteria may also receive benefits, but they must pay a premiums for both Medicare part A and part B.

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