Qualifying for Medicare in WA?
December 11, 2013 8:39 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to determine if I'm eligible for Medicare in WA state, and can't get into a social services office right now. I've read the website back and front, and still can't quite figure out if I qualify due to my "household" (read: co-parent's) income.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (11 answers total)
Here are the facts:
-40 year old non-disabled male
-I have $0 in income per year
-I live with my co-parent and child - co-parent pays for all living expenses for the three of us.
-We are not married so I can't get onto co-parent's insurance.
-Co-parent may or may not claim me as a dependent on 2012 taxes depending on whether that matters for Medicare - she never has before.
-We have cohabitated for 1.5 years in WA
-Co-parent's gross income is $70K. Believe it or not we still can't afford one of the new ACA plans.
So - everything I've read on the Medicare website indicates that I'm eligible up to where I have to list "household" income - even tho it's not my income and I don't receive income or allowance or stipends or whatever. I clean and cook and care for the kid in exchange for room and board.
Does anyone have any insight? Throwaway email firstname.lastname@example.org