Medicare for Same Sex Couples


June 26th, 2015 was a memorable day in the country, as it was when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Supreme Court also decided to give married same-sex couples access to Medicare. The decision allowed married same-sex couples to enjoy the same benefits as opposite-sex couples. If your partner has a work history, you can use it to qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A. This helps people who are not qualified and cannot access Medicare on their own. If you use your partner’s job-based health plan, you will not be penalized for delaying your application for Medicare Part B.

Married same-sex couples have rights to the same federal privileges as opposite-sex couples. An example of these benefits is Medicare Spouse benefits.

This article will discuss how same-sex couples can access Medicare benefits and other important things to note.