Medicare provides health benefits for some people younger than age 65 with disabilities, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Here, we’ve compiled information about how to qualify for Medicare if you have a disability, other disability benefits programs and insurance options you can use with Medicare if you have a disability.
In this section:
Medicare for People with Disabilities: An Overview
Review Medicare eligibility, when benefits begin and end, and rights to care.
Medi-Cal & Medicare for People with Disabilities
Learn how to qualify for several Medi-Cal programs.
Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans for People with Disabilities
Know your eligibility rights to join an MA plan.
Medigap Plans for People with Disabilities
Learn your rights to purchase a Medigap policy.
Other Insurance & Medicare for People with Disabilities
Review employer-sponsored health insurance, COBRA and individual health insurance, and how these coordinate with Medicare if you have a disability.
Helpful fact sheets, websites and resources about disability rights, health coverage and public benefit programs.