Do I Need To Sign Up For Medicare If I'm Receiving Widow's Benefits?

Sep 19 2019 - 9:50am

I have received Widows benefits since I turned 60. I am turning 65 in December. Do I have to sign up on Medicare or can I still receive Widows benefits. Thank you so much. Mary

Hi Mary,

No, since you are already drawing widow's benefits you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare starting with the first day of the month you reach age 65. You should receive a Medicare card with instructions in the mail about 2 to 3 months before the month you reach age 65.

Best, Jerry