Is one eligible to receive Medicare benefits based on a spouse’s earning record?

Published: August 9, 2021

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 husband’s earnings record, you also qualify for Medicare.

For a thorough and detailed personal analysis, ensuring you make the optimal Social Security decisions, schedule a free consultation with an RSSA.

Take care,
Martha

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