When you can sign up for Medicare and when you should sign up for Medicare will produce two very different answers. We'll address when you can sign up for Medicare here, but we will touch on when you should sign up for Medicare in another article.
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Why do I need a My Social Security account?
There are a few reasons why you are going to want a special account called My Social Security, and the first is obvious - Managing your Social Security benefits. You will need a My Social Security account to apply for Social Security benefits when the time comes (usually between the ages of 62-70). With your My Social Security account, you can request a Social Security card replacement and see benefit projections based on when you decide to take Social Security, but that's not why we're writing this article.