Medicare Eligibility

Who is Eligible for Medicare?

You are eligible for Medicare if you are a citizen of the United States or have been a legal resident for at least 5 years and:

  • You are age 65 or older and you or your spouse has worked for at least 10 years (or 40 quarters) in Medicare-covered employment.
  • You are age 65 or older and you or your spouse has worked 30-39 quarters in Medicare-covered employment.

To find out if you qualify for Medicare, contact the Social Security Administration online or by phone at 1-800-772-1213.

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