If you’re over the age of 18 and have no health insurance and you have a part time job that pays you just enough to cover your expenses you need to know how to apply for Medicare by phone. This is a program that is offered to people who can’t find coverage through their employer insurance or Medicare Part D. To apply for Medicare by phone you will need to have your social security number, if you are currently covered through an employer insurance program then this will be required as well. When applying online you will need to provide your personal information, address, date of birth, and any other relevant information to the application form. Once your application has been submitted your enrollment period begins. The enrollment period is 30 days from the date you submit the online form. More info here
After the enrollment period has expired your Medicare eligibility will be determined. If you qualify you will be given a Medicare Eligibility Card, this card will allow you to apply for medicare by phone in three months from the date you received it. If you apply for medicare by phone in three months you will be able to start receiving your benefits. It’s important that you remember to apply for your medicare benefits each month, this will help keep your eligibility level high.
When you apply for Medicare by phone you will need to list your monthly income and all of your other expenses, your plan choice, your contact information, and the email address where you would like your mail to go. These are all the same forms that you would fill out when applying online, however you will have to enter your information into the computer at the call center instead of printing out the pages. You will also have to turn in all of your current medications, any pertinent documentation such as your tax returns and pay stubs, and any other information needed to determine your eligibility. Remember that once you apply for Medicare by phone you will not be guaranteed coverage until you have filled out the appropriate application.