What are the income limits to receive Medicare?


Quick Answer

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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