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Asked 11/4/2013

I am 61 years old when should I sign up for social security and is it possible to get medicare at that time?

I take part time care of an ageing parent does this affect when and how I can get any social security benefits medicare etc. How would I could about applying for any of this?

 
 
 
 
 
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Answer 1/1 - Submitted 11/4/2013

This is the Social Security web site. http://www.ssa.gov/planners/about.htm You can get answers to your questions here and you can apply online at this site. You can apply 3 months in advance of your 62nd birthday. Actually, I'd say one month is plenty of time since my hubby applied three months before his 62nd birthday and they didn't process his application till a month in advance. You do not qualify for Medicare until you are 65 though. Currently, my hubby and I opted to not have any insurance, but I realize that many people do not want to take a chance like that.

 
 
 
 
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