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Do people with multiple sclerosis (MS) qualify for Medicare?

Medicare is the national health insurance program to which all Social Security recipients, who are either 65 years of age or older or permanently disabled, are entitled. Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) can qualify for Medicare coverage before age 65 if Social Security determines that they are permanently disabled and they have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months. People with MS will also be eligible for Medicare when they reach age 65 if they receive Social Security benefits. 

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