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To be eligible for Medicare, you must be age 65 or older or have End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant). Individuals who are under 65 but have received Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability payments for 24 months are also eligible. Explore the links below for answers to questions about:
Get answers to questions about general enrollment and eligibility here.
Learn about the four parts of the Medicare program.
Utilize an interactive tool to answer specific questions about your enrollment.
Get definitions to common terms.
Learn how electronic files can make your medical information easily accessible and secure.
Here are some answers to questions often asked by caregivers.
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