I applied for my SS on line back in November. I received a phone call a couple of weeks later and then a conformation letter with all the info spelled out im January. I did not need to do Medicare so can't comment on that part. Just waiting on my first check to come next month.
Dave & Pat
1999 Wanderer 230FB
2004 F250, XLT Crew Cab, V10, finally, enough power!
"No kids, no pets, trying to make it to retirement"
I did SS at 62 in person. Two hour wait to see an agent and maybe 10 minutes to get it all set up. The SS office handles a lot more than retirement, and those cases are often lengthy. When it came time for Medicare, I received a nice booklet from SS clearly showing all my options. Signed up on line and was done before I finished my first cup of coffee, including a phone call back to verify my choices. Those people are good.
Retired and visiting as much of this beautiful country as I can.