Can You Claim Social Security and Medicare at the Same Time?

According to Dan Caplinger, Medicare reporter for The Motley Fool, “Social Security and Medicare together provide a huge portion of the financial support that people need during retirement. Yet the rules for claiming benefits from the two programs are different, and so one natural question to ask is whether you can claim Social Security and Medicare at the same time. When the timing works out correctly, the answer is yes, but the two programs also try to integrate their processes to handle situations in which you need to claim your benefits at different times.”

Caplinger offers the solution to this question here:

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