How to Apply for Medicare
Applying for Medicare can be an extremely confusing process. With a mass of paperwork to fill out, one mistake on one form can send you back to square one, with no benefits to show for it.
When applying for Medicare, it is advantageous to have the help of an experienced attorney. We understand the paperwork and the process involved in applying for Social Security Disability and Medicare, and we can ensure that your application is filled out and filed correctly the first time.
Steps in Applying
It is essential that your application is filled out accurately and correctly. And errors on your application can result in you being denied benefits. This is why it is advisable for you to have an attorney help you through this process. The following steps may be helpful:
- Determine if you are eligible: An attorney or a Medicare representative can help you determine if you are eligible. However, as a general rule, individuals 65 or older are eligible, and if you have a permanent disability, you may be eligible for Medicare before reaching 65.
- Obtain the application: You can get the application for Medicare from the Social Security website, or from your local Social Security office. You may be able to find the location of your nearest Social Security office online.
- Complete and submit your application: Your application will require you to provide personal information and details, such as your address, birthdate and Social Security number. An attorney can help you ensure that your application is filled out correctly. You can submit your application online or in person at your local Social Security office located in Sacramento.
Understanding the Legal Process
At Disability Action Advocates, we understand the Medicare and Social Security process backward and forward, and we are here to put our experience to work helping you with your Medicare application. We have helped our clients win thousands of cases when their Social Security Disability benefits were unjustly denied, and we can help you by ensuring that your application is filled out properly, and filed correctly. We have over 20 years of experience helping our clients with the legal aspects of their Social Security Disability and Medicare needs and we can help you, too.