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Medicare for People with Disabilities

Medicare provides health benefits for some people younger than age 65 with disabilities, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Here, we've compiled information about how to qualify for Medicare if you have a disability, other disability benefits programs and insurance options you can use with Medicare if you have a disability.

In this section:

  1. Medicare for People with Disabilities: An Overview

    Review Medicare eligibility, when benefits begin and end, and rights to care.
  2. Medi-Cal & Medicare for People with Disabilities

    Learn how to qualify for several Medi-Cal programs.
  3. Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans for People with Disabilities

    Know your eligibility rights to join an MA plan.
  4. Medigap Plans for People with Disabilities

    Learn your rights to purchase a Medigap policy.
  5. Other Insurance & Medicare for People with Disabilities

    Review employer-sponsored health insurance, COBRA and individual health insurance, and how these coordinate with Medicare if you have a disability.
  6. Resources

    Helpful fact sheets, websites and resources about disability rights, health coverage and public benefit programs.

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Updated March 23, 2010

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