One spouse did not work and pay into Medicare for the 40 quarters.
Can they apply under their spouses entitlement?
Medicare Enrolling in Parts A & B # 11036 28 Pages
Medicare has different parts
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
Can I get Part B if I don’t have Part A?
How do I know if I have Part A or Part B?
Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)
Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage)
When can I sign up?
Getting Part A and Part B automatically
Signing up for Part A and Part B
Turning 65 and you or your spouse is still working
Medicare and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Can I still get Medicare at 65?
I have Health Insurance Marketplace coverage
I have coverage through a health savings account (HSA)
Living outside the U. S.
If you’re at least 62 and have worked at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment, your spouse can get Part A and Part B at 65.
If you’ve worked at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment but aren’t yet 62 when your spouse turns 65, they won’t be eligible for premium-free Part A until your 62nd birthday. In this case, your spouse should still apply for Part B at 65, so they can avoid paying a higher Part B premium.
However, if you’re still working and your spouse is covered under your group health plan, they could delay their Part B enrollment without paying higher premiums. Publication 11036
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Related Pages in How to sign up for Medicare? A & B Section
- 65+ eligible for Obamacare? Subsidies? – APTC? Web Visitor Question
- Can one qualify for Medicare based on a spouses entitlement?
- Cost & How to Buy Medicare if you don’t have the credits