Any individual receiving Social Security benefits at the age of 65 is automatically enrolled in the Medicare program. (Part A and Part B) starting on the first day of the month in which the individual turns 65. An individual not receiving Social Security benefits at the age of 65 has to enroll in the program during a designated enrollment period.
An individual receiving Social Security disability benefits for 24 months is automatically enrolled in the Medicare program.
As a Medicare beneficiary, you have certain guaranteed rights. These rights protect you when you get health care; they assure you access to needed health care services; and they protect you against unethical practices. You have these Medicare rights whether you are in the Original Medical Plan or any Medicare Plan.
Your Rights Include: