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The Medicare Buffet Gets Closer

In the last few weeks I have received a couple of pieces of mail about signing up for Medicare.

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I started a folder.  What else can I do.  259 days to go.  I’m not going to think about the choices until about 60 days before my birthday.  My hip has stopped hurting so the taxpayers can relax a little.

btw You are eligible for Medicare on the first of the month that your birthday falls in so I’m eligible on July 1, 2012.  Only 247 days to go.  Should I change the counter?

 

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  • JOSIE HASKIN October 27, 2011, 3:40 pm

    When does SS start? The 1st of the month AFTER you turn 65?

  • Simon October 27, 2011, 4:16 pm

    With SS you can start any time after 62. The longer you wait, until 72 I think, the more your benefits. It is like you have to bet on how long you will live and whether they are likely to change the deal. I expect to live to 87 so I’m waiting until 66 to take my benefit.

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