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I use to get 99.00 taken taken out of my ss monthly

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I use to get 99.00 taken taken out of my ss monthly for health expenses and it didn't have anything todo with the state of Penna. where I live. At least this is what I thought. I happen to be at the local welfare office last week and to my amazement I found out that 102.00 or 104.00 dollars is now being taken out and it is by the State. I was never notified of anything and ironacally I was contemplating asking the State to take care of my medical needs and I wantedm the money being taken out to go back to my check. I am 81 yrs of age and have been bless to have good health.What can I do? My ss####-##-####
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I thank you for your inquiry. I have been practicing SS law full time for 10+ years and look forward to assisting you.
This sounds like you are talking about your Medicare premium. And this is a federal benefit - it is your health insurance. It used to be $99 and now it is $104.90, for most people. It is for your Part B insurance (doctor's visits, etc). You already have Part A (which is typically free). Technically, one can cancel Medicare, but then you will have no health insurance.
What you may want to do is go to your county medical assistance/welfare office and ask them if you financially qualify for Medicaid or "extra help" where Medicaid PAYS the Medicare Premiums and copays and such.
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 3 years ago
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