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My wife died in May 2016. We filed joint returns all 27

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My wife died in May 2016. We filed joint returns all 27 years we were married. We had an ante nuptial agreement in which I waived any claim to her wealth. Hence I am currently living on my SS and IRA incomes....about $50,000/year. But I am still paying Medicare Part B ($268/mth) and Part D ($72.90/month. Can I stop paying those surcharges?
Joe Wylen ###-##-####
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

You pay higher Medicare premiums because of your total combined income. It has nothing to do with your prenuptial agreement. Unlike Medicaid, Medicare doesn't take in consideration your assets, only your income.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

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