Applying for Medicare Part A and Part B is your most important step! You can apply by visiting your local Social Security office. You can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) or you can enroll online with Social Security.
Some people are automatically enrolled in Medicare and others will need to enroll. You are automatically enrolled if:
- You are already receiving your Social Security or Railroad retirement
- Under 65 and have a disability (including individuals with ALS)
If you did not sign up for Medicare Part A and B when you were first eligible, you only have two enrollment periods that you can use to enroll: (1) General Enrollment Period and (2) Special Enrollment Period.
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