If you enrolled either automatically (because you receive disability or retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board) or applied online or in person through the Social Security Administration office, you should receive your Medicare membership card in the mail within three months of your 65th birthday. Don’t wait if you didn’t get it by your birthday -- check and reapply. If you are disabled, you should receive your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail during your 25th month of disability.
- Q How does the new healthcare law strengthen Medicare?
- Q How is the donut hole in Medicare drug coverage going to close?
- Q Will additional preventive services be covered by the changes to Medicare?
- Q What does the new healthcare law mean for people ages 50 to 64?
- Q What are the different types of Medicare?
- Q If I have diabetes and I am eligible, why should I buy Medicare Part B?