Health Services: Medicare



For which disability is this relevant? Disabled due to ALS, end-stage renal disease, or SSDI-approved disability.

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older, certain younger adults with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease. Children with disabilities who have reached adulthood, who receive Social Security benefits based on their parents’ employment history can receive Medicare benefits. The Medicare program includes hospital insurance (Part A), medical insurance (Part B), Medicare HMO plans (Medicare Advantage), and Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D)

How can a parent/caregiver gain access to this service?

For information about Medicare coverage, call 1-800-633-4227 or Click Here to go to the Medicare website.

To see if your child is entitled to Medicare, call Social Security at (800)-772-1213.

Recommended websites, YouTube videos, books on this topic? Social Security Medicare publication Click Here


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