Am I Eligible for Medicare?

You’re eligible for Medicare if you meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be a U.S. citizen or a qualified legal resident
  2. Both U.S. citizens and qualified legal residents have to be one of the following:
  • Age 65 or older
  • Younger than 65 with a qualifying disability
  • Any age with a diagnosis of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

To qualify as a legal resident, you must have lived in the United States for at least 5 years in a row before applying for Medicare.

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