I have ESRD. Am I eligible for Medicare?

You can get Medicare no matter how old you are if your kidneys no longer work, you need regular dialysis or have had a kidney transplant, and one of these applies to you:

  • You’ve worked the required amount of time under Social Security, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), or as a government employee.
  • You’re already getting or are eligible for Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits.
  • You’re the spouse or dependent child of a person who meets either of the requirements listed above.

Contact Social Security for more information about the amount of time required to be eligible for Medicare. (CMS)

***Two years?  Must get disability first?

If you get benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), contact the Railroad Retirement Board.


Related Pages in End Stage Renal  Section

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