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En español | In most cases Medicare coverage begins at the beginning of the 25th month after you began receiving Social Security disability benefits. The 24 months need not be consecutive. For example, if you received benefits for a few months, then lost eligibility but qualified again at some later date (even years later), all the months in which you received benefits would count toward the 24-month waiting period.
The two-year waiting period may be waived in two circumstances:
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