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What are the income limits to receive Medicare?

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Eligibility for Medicare does not have specific income limits, although the enrollee's income does impact some premiums and deductibles that might be required, according to U.S. News & World Report. Medicare recipients with incomes above the threshold must pay higher premiums for Medicare Parts B and D.

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In 2015, individual beneficiaries with income at or below $85,000 annually pay the standard monthly premium of $104.90 and a deductible of $147 for Medicare Part B, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Joint tax return filers are allowed up to $170,000. Less than 5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries pay higher income-related premiums.

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