Do you or your spouse (or former spouse) have at least 40 calendar quarters (10 years) of work in any job at which you paid Social Security taxes in the U.S.; or are you eligible for Railroad Retirement benefits; or were you a federal employee after December 31, 1982 or a state or local employee after March 31, 1986?
You are eligible for premium-free Part A based on your work history or federal employment. You may be eligible for premium-free Part A based on your spouse’s work history if you meet certain criteria.
You may have to pay the Part A premium. Your monthly Part A premium will depend on how many years you or your spouse worked in any job at which you paid Social Security taxes in the U.S.
|In 2018 your monthly Part A premium will be|
|$0||If you or your spouse worked for 10 years or more or you were a federal employee on January 1, 1983|
|$232||If you or your spouse worked between 7.5 and 10 years|
|$422||If you or your spouse worked fewer than 7.5 years|
If your income is low, you may be eligible for the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program, which pays for your Medicare Part A and B premiums.