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My medicare application was denied by SS allegedly for filing
My medicare application was denied by SS allegedly for filing too late. I filed on 3 April 2014. According to SS I had to apply during Jan-Mar 2014. My contention is that my case falls under page 10 of the Social Security booklet on Medicare, which states "You also should contact SS about applying for Medicare if: you turned down Medicare medical insurance when you became entitled to hospital insurance Part A" which is what occurred to me. I feel that I am entitled to Part B now. What do you think.
To Medicare law expert: Can the effective date of Medical
To Medicare law expert: Can the effective date of Medical insurance (Part B) be changed on my medicare card? On the said Card, Part A coverage begins from 1/1/2013 whereas Part B from 7/1/14. What documentary evidence is needed to have the effective date of Part B changed to a current date in 2013? I have the document showing that "on 8/30/2012, you successfully created an online account with the Social Security Administration." On 5/13/2013, I visited a local SSA office and filed application, a copy of which states, "I want to enroll in Part B of Medicare."
If someone had been on disability for a number of years, was
If someone had been on disability for a number of years, was making an effort to earn an income with job attempts but without success, and accrues 9mnth of employment over a five year period---always within the acceptable amount of money permitted to be earned by a disability status (<600)----is that automatic reason for disqualification? Or review of disability? The person in question then took a summer teaching position---a six week appointment, from which he was fired--yet receive the full payment of $2500, which in turn 'kicked' him out of the system/benefits. He was then denied benefits. He made claim that this was wrong, since the reason to him that was given was that he had worked over 9mnths, and that his monthly income was in excess of what was permitted! It was a temporary, unsuccessful attempt. He didn't file the proper appeal form, saying that the employment wasn't significant in letter, and that it was a bogus claim to say that he was no longer disabled because the employment was never successful. He decided to live at home, and not go back on to disability--for which he had attained Medicare status. He needs now immediate medical attention, and is being denied the Medicare status, being told he need to go on Welfare for two years first. This is unacceptable to him, since he had already achieved Medicare status, and feels that it is a much better choice of doctors and hospitals, and is a form of "early retirement"---he is opposed to having to being on Welfare now, as it made him feel personally unworthy. How best to challenge this decision that he can no longer qualify for Medicare because he didn't file the proper form requesting "re-instatement", thinking that his filing a different form---one which challenged the claim that he needed to repay the disability payments---was sufficient? He hasn't had any significant income at all since the loss of that summer job, now just over six years ago.
Yesterday I went to sign up for Medicare part B and was told
Yesterday I went to sign up for Medicare part B and was told that since my wife had been retired for over two years and I'd been on her insurance that I now would have to wait until the first of the year , sign up in the open period ,and pay a 20% pentalty. When I asked two years ago I was told that since I did have insurance , I wouldn't have to pay the pentalty. Now their answer is different. Do I have any recourse ? and what should I do ?
I am a 67 year old US citizen residing in Seattle WA I am receiving
I am a 67 year old US citizen residing in Seattle WA I am receiving Social security & Medicare benefits. I am considering marriage to a 67 year old Brazilian national and living with her in Seattle. My primary concern would be medical insurance. Would she be able to apply for "medicare"? What would be the effect on my social security payments?Clive Rees
I am asking this for my partner. He is 69, collects Soc. Sec.,
I am asking this for my partner. He is 69, collects Soc. Sec., and has medicare part A.He has no health insurance or other medicare. He retired 15 years ago at age 54. When he turned 65 he did not apply for medicare health care coverage. Can he do that now and if so what would the penalties be? He lives in Michigan.
I will turn 65 on 6/19/2012. Have appointment to sign up for
I will turn 65 on 6/19/2012. Have appointment to sign up for medicare A and B today. Currently have health insurance coverage under wife's employer plan for retirees. She is retired. Is it possible to sign up for medicare, elect to continue with current coverage as primary, and switch-to/activate medicare A and B at a later date?
i started to receive social security disability in december
i started to receive social security disability in december of 2011. i am 60 yrs. old as of december 25, 2011. what i need to know is after talking with people younger than i am who are getting medicare stated that it was an automatic thing. is this an automatic thing that happens when you go on disability and if so how do i go about making sure that i qualify for this and how do i get a card. these other people are also on disability ages are 53 and 54.
I am a resident of Nevada and considering relocating to NewView more social security questions
I am a resident of Nevada and considering relocating to New Mexico, specifically the Pecos-Santa Fe area. I would like to enroll in a Medicare advantage insurance plan now, but need to know if I would be able to use it in New Mexico. This is important to me because if I choose that option I cannot revert back to my former employer's coverage if the Medicare Advantage plan is not available in New Mexico. I only have 2 days to decide. Please help!Connie Alvarez