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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Early Medicare

(Posted October 30, 2009)

Question 734: Does early Medicare also apply to workers disabled from other Federal employment?

Answer: Early Medicare provides Medicare benefits before 65 for disabled Social Security or Railroad Retirement beneficiaries.

Since 1984, Federal employees have been covered by Social Security, and presumably would qualify as Social Security benefeciaries.


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Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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