Federal employment and Medicare, Social Security eligibility


Q. I will be retiring next year after 31 years from CSRS. I am not eligible for Social Security. Am I eligible for Medicare parts A and B at age 65?

A. Yes, you are. You paid for Part A coverage through payroll deductions. You’ll also be eligible for Part B, for which you would have to pay the premiums.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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