Will I automatically be enrolled in Medicare at age 65 if I am currently collecting survivor benefits?
Full question: If someone is drawing Survivor benefits (since ago 60), will they automatically be enrolled in Medicare at 65 when they age in. Or are the only automatically enrolled if they are drawing their own/spousal benefits? Hello, Yes, if they are receiving benefits, the Social Security Administration will automatically sign them up at age…Read More
Is one eligible to receive Medicare benefits based on a spouse’s earning record?
Full question: My spouse is now receiving his retirement and Medicare benefits. I work intermittently and may never earn 40 credits. Will I be entitled/eligible to receive Medicare benefits as his spouse when I turn 65? Hello, Yes, you will! Just as you may be eligible to collect Social Security spousal benefits based on your…Read More
How do I get a refund for a duplicate Medicare payment?
Full question: My wife and I paid for Medicare for just over 1 year before we started collecting Social Security. We paid for Medicare in 3 month increments, but our 1st Social Security check deducted a payment for Medicare for a month that we had already paid for. How do we get a refund for…Read More
I will turn 65 next year, but will continue working. Should I enroll in Medicare then and how much will it cost each month?
Full question: I will turn 65 on June 12,2021 and I plan on still working until I’m 70 if my health allows it. Should I stop paying my health insurance then ($600/mo.) and pick up Medicare with a supplemental plan? And if I did this, how much a month do I have to pay for…Read More
My Social Security is not enough to cover my Medicare premiums. Can I pay the balance due monthly or quarterly?
Full question: I am a widow and a retired federal employee receiving a civil service pension. And because of this, I was told I could not receive any benefits from my deceased husband. I now receive a small Social Security benefit from various part-time jobs. However, I do not receive the money because I was…Read More
I’m 63 and my husband is 65. Can I qualify for Medicare based on my husband’s age?
Hi, No, not at age 63. Medicare is available for people age 65 or older and is comprised of two parts, Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance). You are eligible for premium-free Part A if you are age 65 or older and you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for…Read More