How do I enroll in Medicare?

Published 04/07/2008 07:47 AM   |    Updated 04/07/2008 07:47 AM

How do I enroll in Medicare?

You apply for Medicare with the Social Security Administration. 

Contact the Social Security Administration in the way that is most convenient for you. 

  • Call Social Security at a toll-free number (800) 772-1213 to schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office - in person or over phone.
  • Visit your local Social Security Administration office during normal business hours.
  • Call your local Social Security Administration office to make an appointment.
  • For more information, visit the official Social Security website at www.ssa.gov.

Will I Need To Prove My Age? 
Yes.  You will need to have proof of your age, such as a birth certificate, your previous year's W-2 form or tax return, and possibly other proof.  Call Social Security ahead of time to find out what proof you will need.

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