- If you aren’t collecting your Social Security benefits you need to contact the Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 to enroll into Medicare.
- If you have ESRD (end stage renal disease) and would like Medicare, you need to contract the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
Approaching Medicare? New to Medicare? Have questions? You’re not alone, approaching Medicare brings lots of questions such as: Do I need additional coverage? If so, when should I apply? Can I be turned down? Just like planning a road trip – it helps to have a plan. Medicare can be confusing. Let’s start with the basics. Stop #1 – Enrolling into Medicare Who is eligible for Medicare? You must be a US citizen or permanent alien resident. Will I automatically be enrolled into Medicare? Typically, Medicare starts the first of month that you turn 65. If you are collecting your Social Security benefits and are approaching your 65th birthday, you will automatically be enrolled into Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. If you are disabled and collecting Social Security disability benefits, Medicare will begin on your 25th month on SSDI. If you have ALS, you will automatically be enrolled into Medicare. What are some situations that I need to apply for Medicare?