Social Security Medicare Program

U.S. Small Business Administration in Social Security/Retirement
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Social Security Medicare Program is a federally funded program administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare is our country’s health insurance program. The Social Security Administration (SSA) can provide you general information about the Medicare program.

Administration

Social Security Medicare Program is administered by U.S. Small Business Administration.

Program Requirements:

To qualify for this benefit program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Are age 65 or older,
  • Receive Social Security Disability benefits, or
  • Have certain disabilities or permanent kidney failure (even if under age 65)

If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, take the U.S. Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool questionnaire.

Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.

Application Details

Once you know which benefits you may be eligible for, go to the Medicare Benefits page to apply online.

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