Am I eligible for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage?
You are eligible to enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan if you are entitled to:
- Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B
- You live in the service area of a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan
- You’re a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the United States
You may choose a stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan or prescription drug coverage offered with a
Medicare Advantage plan, but you may only be enrolled in one Medicare prescription drug plan at a time.
Those who have Medicare prescription drug coverage eligibility must enroll in a plan during a proper
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to other commonly asked questions about Medicare prescription drug coverage.
Your Initial Enrollment Period is the 7-month period that starts 3 months before your 25th month of
getting Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits and ends 3 months after your
25th month of getting disability benefits. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after
you ask to join a plan. If you join during one of the 3 months before you first get Medicare, your
coverage will begin the first day of your 25th month of entitlement to disability payments.