Off late, people are more oriented to apply for Medicare online because of the simplicity involved. For the year of 2012, a bit less than 40% of people applied online. This is just because of the ease involved in the process instead of tedious procedures involved at the social security office.
Here is a demonstration of how to apply online for Medicare or else social security benefits available on the link. The link helps you gain step by step procedure of the Medicare online application.
It takes you just over 10 minutes to submit the Medicare application online and you may even apply if in case you are not thinking of retirement.
For all those who apply online, there is no need to submit documents. Most of the times, the Medicare processes the application and sends the Medicare card to the applicant online. If in any case, the Medicare needs further information to process the application, you may be asked.
These are the following people eligible for the applications:
First thing is to get ready with all the required documents to help the processing of the application forms. The required documents are things that provide information about:
Know your most near SSA office from the website by entering the Zip Code of your place to find the nearest offices.
Fill in the particulars on the form. Take care of the automatic part B enrollment option and choose it if you need cover right from the beginning (Be prepared to pay the premium for it).
Move to the SSA executive and give him the form along with the supporting documents. The executives take about 30 days to process and send you the card.