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Do I need to register for Medicare @ 65 if I am on Medicaid from SSI disability?

I have been on SSI since 1999 and was pu ton Medicaid at that time. I have never thought about it until now, but with teh deluge of mail from insurance agancies, I now need to know:

 

Do I "have" to register and sign up for Medicare if I am on Medicaid from SSI disability. I was put on disability but only qualified for SSI at the time because I was out of country for part of the qualifying period of credits for SSD. SO all I qualified for was SSI. But Medicaid was an automatic back then and I have been on it since.

 

Since my qualifying items do not change, and I am turning 65, am I required by the government to sign up for Medicare?

 

Please, only ""for sure" answers, as guess work will get me in deeper water than I am willing to swim in. LOL

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Hi, any look on your research? I am in the same boat. Social Security Disblity on Medicaid. New Medicare Program book in the mail. I am working with my pharmacy to do an evaluation on my medication requirements. Forecasting my needs for a 12 month calender year for all the medications I take now. 

I am looking for a expert through AARP that I can work with in regards to what really is going to happen when my Medicaid stops and I am on Medicare. A lot of questions, so I am not only calling the Medicare support line but hoping to get good sense of this change that is comming.

 

Hope you are will, please feel free to share any constructive advice that comes to mind. 

 

Have a fine day, a better tomorrow,

 

Jack Robinson

"Faith Is Everything" 

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