I am turning 65

WHAT DO I DO?

When do I apply?

If you are turning 65, you can apply for Medicare (via Social Security) up to 100 days prior to your 65th birthday.
1
You have a 7-month period to enroll in Medicare – 3 months before your birthday, the month of, and 3 months after.
2
If you are already receiving SS benefits, your new MBI (Medicare card) will be sent to you automatically.
3
If you are not taking SS benefits yet, you will need to manually enroll with Social Security (SSA.GOV)

Where and How?

If you are turning 65, you can apply for Medicare (via Social Security) up to 100 days prior to your 65th birthday.
Contact Social Security
You can contact SS at 800-772-1213 to schedule an appointment at their office or via a phone interview
Apply Online
You can also apply online at https://secure.ssa.gov to enroll without signing up for SS benefits
Medicare Journey Helpline
If you have questions about signing up or need more help, you can contact the Medicare Journey help line (833-267-6700)

Have Questions?

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