Medicare Part A eligibility


Q. My husband was a federal employee from October 1962 thru January 1996 and Medicare premiums were deducted from his salary from 1983/4 until his retirement. He retired under CSRS. I know that he is not eligible for Social Security, but is he eligible for Medicare Part A?

A. It appears that he will be eligible to enroll in Medicare Part A, free of cost. You should visit or contact your local Social Security office to learn more.


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