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Thx said....

From your previous post it appears you plan to delay social security. So you would be planning to obtain medicare. You can do this online.
You can use our online Medicare application if you:

Are at least 64 years and 9 months old;
Want to sign up for Medicare but do not currently have ANY Medicare coverage;
Do not want to start receiving Social Security benefits at this time; and
Are not currently receiving Social Security retirement, disability or survivors benefits.

The link to apply online:

You will be able to have medicare send you a monthly paper bill or have the medicare premium for part-B taken from your checking account. I did the later. You will be required to send 2 or 3 months of premiums in, I cannot remember which, as it takes awhile for the federal government to set the automatic withdrawals up. You will receive a monthly reminder by mail that the medicare premium withdrawal from your checking account is coming up.

I believe it takes 5 working days for the decision for medicare eligibility to be made after you file online.

checklist on information you will need for applying online:

I won't be claiming Medicare until next year...I may have misunderstood you from reading the above but I was hoping to make a claim on behalf of my wife who is over 65.
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