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:
Review Medicare eligibility, when benefits begin and end, and rights to care.
Learn how to qualify for several Medi-Cal programs.
Know your eligibility rights to join an MA plan.
Learn your rights to purchase a Medigap policy.
Review employer-sponsored health insurance, COBRA and individual health insurance, and how these coordinate with Medicare if you have a disability.
Helpful fact sheets, websites and resources about disability rights, health coverage and public benefit programs.
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Updated March 23, 2010