> Social Security Medicare Program
Medicare is a health insurance program for people who meet the following requirements:
- Are age 65 or older,
- Receive Social Security Disability benefits, or
- People with kidney failure may also qualify for Medicare.
General Program Requirements:
For more information about Medicare, visit
If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit
Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.
Once you know which benefits you can apply for, to apply online, go to
You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.
Program Contact Information:
For more information on this and any SSA benefit, call:
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)
Visit our Publications page for detailed information about SSA programs and policies:
For Medicare publications, visit:
U.S. Social Security Administration