Medicare is available for certain people with disabilities who are under age 65. These individuals must have received Social Security Disability benefits for 24 months or have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Do I need to sign up?
You automatically get Part A and Part B after you get one of the following:
- Disability benefits from Social Security for 24 months
- Certain disability benefits from the RRB for 24 months
How do I sign up?
You don’t need to sign up if you automatically receive Part A and Part B. You’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 25th month of disability.
When do I sign up?
You don’t need to sign up since you automatically get Part A and Part B.