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    Feb 27, 2015, 06:50 PM
    Social security benefits
    Is having a green card enough or do we have to be US citizens in order to receive social security and Medicare benefits after reaching age 62?
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    Feb 27, 2015, 07:00 PM
    First, you have to pay into SS to get benefits. You need 40 quarters, 10 years, to qualify for a basic benefit. Typically Medicare starts at 65, not 62, unless you qualify under special conditions.
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    Feb 28, 2015, 01:24 PM
    What ma0641 said -- andyou don't have to be a citizen to get SS retirement.

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