Does a Medicaid Recipient Have to Enroll in Medicare at 65?

Jul 2, 2015

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  1. ser93boy
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    I wanted to know whether or not a person who is 64 and receives Medicaid MUST enroll in Medicaid at age 65.
     
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    Generally it's automatic. And since Medicaid is a state program they are all too happy to move most the cost to the feds.

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    I thought that the person would have to activate their medicare on their own. I took an app just this week for a medi medi I originally called him back in May and all he had was Medicaid. I instructed him to go to the SSA to activate his Medicare part A & B before I met with him.
     
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    What is a medi medi?
     
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    Medicare and Medicaid
     
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    How does one take an app for Medicare and Medicaid?
     
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    I think he means to say he took an app for a dual eligible...
    Just a guess tho.

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    Though I have no idea on earth how someone had to activate part a...
     
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    Medicaid recipients whose financial advisors have recommended that they postpone collecting Social Security benefits in order to get delayed retirement credits are the only ones I can think of who would not be automatically enrolled in Medicare as a result of their receiving Social Security benefits. And that has probably happened once in never.
     
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    If they are on Medicaid I would think they would want all the $$$ they can get.

    And how many Medicaid recipients have financial advisers?
     
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    I thought you had a financial adviser. Or was that your wife?

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