Medicare Qualifications 1-800-772-1212
employment for at least 10 years.
- Must be at least 65 or disabled to qualify
- Must be a legal resident or citizen
- Either you or your spouse must have worked in Medicare-covered
- Part A is usually is premium free, helps cover hospitalization, skilled
nursing, home health and hospice care.
- Part B is usually with a very low premium, helps cover doctor visits,
outpatient care and medical services.
- Low income medical insurance
- Qualification process can take several months (Hospitals usually have a
Medicaid worker to process emergency applications when a patient is in the
hospital, otherwise one must apply at the Medicaid office, social services
department or welfare office.) (If a person is in a nursing home usually the
nursing home social worker can assist the resident in applying for Medicaid
Will pay for custodial (non skilled nursing care) long term care in a nursing
home. This is the only insurance that will pay for this type of care!
Limitations include: nursing home Medicaid/MediCal beds usually have
several beds in same room, many facilities, doctors do not accept
Medicaid/Medical for payment.