Medicare Eligibility

The Medicare Eligibility Texas requires, is the same as all other States, Since Medicare in Texas and Medicare are funded at the federal level. For Texas Medicare Eligibility (Medicare Insurance Part A) a resident needs to be a US citizen and Qualifications are based on employment taxes they paid, over a specified time. You will become eligible at 65 if you: Receive  Social Security or railroad retirement benefits, or if you do not receive Social Security or railroad retirement benefits, but worked long enough to qualify for them. You may also be entitled to Social Security benefits based on a spouse’s (or divorced spouse) work record.  If that spouse is at least 62 years old (the spouse is not required to apply, or be receiving  benefits in order for you to be eligible based on your spouse’s work) or you worked long enough in a federal, state, or local government job to be insured for Medicare. 

If you are under 65 you can also be eligible for Medicare in Texas & The hospital insurance if you:

Receive Social Security disability benefits and have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s) disease; or have been a Social Security disability beneficiary for a minimum of 24 month)

Medicare Eligibility Texas Family Members:

Under certain conditions, your spouse, or divorced spouse, widow or widower, or even a dependent parent may be eligible for hospital insurance when your spouse turns 65, (based on your work record).

Disabled widows and widowers under age 65, disabled divorced widows and widowers under 65, and disabled children may also be eligible for Medicare. There is usually a 24-month qualifying period. For disabled widows/widowers, previous months of eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on a disability may count towards the qualifying period. 

If You Have Kidney Failure Special rules apply. People with permanent kidney failure are eligible for hospital insurance at any age if you receive maintenance dialysis or a kidney transplant and: 

You are insured or receive monthly benefits from Social Security or the railroad retirement system; or you have worked long enough in the government to be insured for Medicare.

A spouse or child may be eligible, based on your work record, if they receive continuing dialysis for permanent kidney failure or had a kidney transplant, even if no one else in the family has Medicare in Texas or another state.  If you have Eligibility questions Click Here

People who do not qualify for Medicare hospital insurance under these rules may be able to get it by paying a monthly premium. As with all states, Texas Medicare Eligibility, would require that they must also enroll in medical insurance (Part B) to get this coverage.

Generally anyone who is 65 or older or who is under 65 but eligible for Medicare hospital insurance can enroll or apply for Medicare Eligibility Texas insurance companies offer and will qualify for medical insurance by paying a monthly premium. Anyone aged 65 or older does not need any Social Security or government work credits to enroll in this part of Medicare.

Anyone who has Medicare hospital insurance (Part A), medical insurance (Part B) or Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) is eligible for prescription drug coverage (Part D).Medicare prescription drug plans are voluntary and you pay additional monthly premiums for coverage.