Q & A

My husband is retired Postal Service, with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare Part A. I will be 65 in March but only have 37 credits and do not qualify for Social Security or Medicare, according to my SS statement. I would like to know if I qualify for Part A under my husband’s Medicare benefits and, if so, what will happen to that benefit if he dies before I do? Due to medical issues, I do not plan to work in to get those last three credits.

Answer: Generally, you are eligible for Medicare at age 65 if your spouse worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment, which he must have because he’s already covered by Part A. To be sure that you qualify, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 and talk to one of their benefits specialists.

Sourcehttp://blogs.federaltimes.com – November 28, 2013

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