Q: Can people of any income level qualify for Medicare?
Typically, income is not considered in determining eligibility.
The usual age of eligibility is 65 years old. However, Medicare is available to those that have been eligible for Social Security disability benefits for at least 24 months or who have end-stage renal disease.
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Many people confuse Medicare with Medicaid.
Medicaid is a "needs based" benefit available to individuals with certain income and asset requirements. Nursing home benefits involve a complex set of rules. If you or a loved one is in or needing to be admitted to a nursing home an Elder Law Attorney can guide you through the rules.
You don't have to loose or spend everything in order to qualify for benefits.
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