What are the Qualifying Criteria for Medicare?

Medicare is a government-run healthcare program that provides coverage for people aged 65 years and older. In order to be eligible for Medicare, you must meet certain qualifying criteria, which can vary depending on your age and whether you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Do you know what Medicare is?

Medicare is a government-run health insurance program in the United States for people aged 65 or older and certain people with disabilities. It is one of several social welfare programs in the United States. Medicare provides health care coverage to individuals who meet eligibility requirements.
There are three types of Medicare: Part A (hospital), Part B (medical services), and Part C (prescription drugs).
To be eligible for Medicare, you must be age 65 or older or have a disability. You must also meet income and resource eligibility requirements.
In 2013, about 58 million people were enrolled in Medicare. The program is expected to continue to grow, as the population ages and more people become eligible for Social Security benefits.
The four main types of Medicare coverage are hospital, medical services, prescription drug, and supplementary medical insurance (SMI). Hospital coverage includes inpatient care, surgery, and some long-term care services. Medical services include doctor visits, outpatient care, tests and treatments, and hospital stays. Prescription drug coverage includes medications that are used to treat conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Supplementary medical insurance (SMI) covers costs not covered by other insurance plans such as dental care and vision care

What are the Qualifying Criteria for Medicare?

There are a few things that you need to meet in order to be eligible for Medicare. The most important requirement is that you are over the age of 65. Other things that may qualify you include having a disability, being a qualified widow or widower, or being a spouse of someone who is already covered by Medicare.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to check with your insurance company to see if you qualify for Medicare. You may not know that you qualify until you speak with an insurance agent or visit their website.

How to qualify for Medicare?

If you are aged 65 or older, or have a disability, you may be eligible for Medicare. To qualify, you must have paid Part B premiums for at least 18 months in the 6 months before the month you apply. You must also meet certain other requirements.


Many people are unaware that Medicare has many qualifying criteria that must be met in order to receive benefits. This article will outline the basics of what these requirements are, and hopefully it will help you better understand how Medicare works and whether or not you might qualify for benefits. If you have any questions about your eligibility or want to learn more about the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at our office. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.