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Medicare eligibility and green card status

When it comes to the eligibility of Medicare you will be able to find simple procedures to follow in order to determine if you are eligible to receive Medicare or not. Within this article you will find some information that will let you know if you are eligible for Medicare, you will also learn about green card status and see if you are eligible for Medicare if you are from a foreign country but live in the United States.

First off, you will find yourself eligible for Medicare if you are sixty five years of age or older or have a certain type of disease. If you are from a different country and have just moved to the United States you will find that you are eligible if you have worked for at least forty Quarters, besides these things, you can also be eligible for Medicare if you are a United States citizen and have worked for ten years of your life or forty quarters, if you have only worked for thirty to thirty nine quarters you will also qualify for Medicare, but you will find that you have to pay about $226.00 for the part A plan, as well as the part B premium which will be around $93.50.

You may also like to know that if you are sixty five years of age or older and you find that you do not qualify for Medicare under the categories that you have just read in the above paragraph, you may still be able to enroll for Medicare. The fact is, that if you are a United States citizen or a legal resident that has been in the United States for five years or more then you may be able to enroll in Medicare as a “voluntary enrollee.”

Once you are enrolled into Medicare as a voluntary enrollee you will have to pay some monthly premiums that will not apply to those individuals that have qualified under the categories that are listed in the above paragraph. If you meet the income assets you will find that there are actually limited income programs that will be able to help you when it comes to paying for these premiums.

Hopefully now you are able to see that the eligibility for Medicare and the green card status is fairly simple, by now you should have a basic understanding of the steps required to receive Medicare.

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February 4, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Medicare

5 Comments »

  1. MY HUSBAND IS A CANADIAN CITIZEN WITH A S.S. DIS-ABILITY MEDICARE CARD.
    WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 4 1/2 YEARS AND HAVE DECIDED TO STAY IN THE US. SOMEWHAT PERMANENTLY.
    WE HAVE A FILED APPLICATION FOR A GREEN CARD FOR
    MY HUSBAND.
    MY HUSBANDS MEDICARE CARD SAYS IT IS ONLY GOOD
    FOR HOSPITALS.

    HOW CAN WE GET HIM A PART A AND B MEDICARE CARD.

    Comment by NANCY GREENAWAY | December 8, 2008 | Reply

    • Hi,
      I am a USA citizen. My father who is 73 years old has diabetes and now getting Kedney desease (Dr said could progress to ESRD). He is not a USA citizen or green card holder. I am planning on bringing him here to stay with us and apply for his GC. During this process is he eligible for Medicare or medicaid

      Comment by Terry | August 9, 2009 | Reply

      • Thanks for comment but I am not qualified to make an assessment on this matter.

        Comment by larry50 | September 22, 2009

  2. THANK YOU FOR THIS SERVICE…MY HUSBAND IS 76 AND
    I AM 74

    THANK YOU

    Comment by NANCY GREENAWAY | December 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. NO comment – Question only!
    If a Canadian citizen with a green card from the
    US is using both the Canadian and US medicare and health system – is this legal?

    Comment by Margot | May 3, 2009 | Reply


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