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What can I do? I retired on May 1st of 2022. I had applied for Medicare A&B prior. On may 5th, 2022, 5 days after retirement,  I had a home accident, and needed emergency care. Had to have 6 staples on my scalp. Am I covered by Medicare, or not. The emergency clinic claims I am not eligible. Please help!

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gerald hazlett, coverage under Part A (hospital stays) is automatic at age 65. If you did apply for Medicare Part B in may of 2022, you would have those as well unless something went wrong with application. Medicare should have sent a letter to you shortly after you applied that confirmed you application had been accepted and this letter would have contained your Part B start date. Go to https://www.medicare.gov/account/login and either log in to, or set up, your Medicare account. It will summarize your eligibility and also contain copies of letters it has sent you.

Luke Bailey

Senior Counsel

Clark Hill PLC

214-651-4572 (O) | LBailey@clarkhill.com

2600 Dallas Parkway Suite 600

Frisco, TX 75034

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