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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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I have the letter T at the end of my medicare card. My

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I have the letter T at the end of my medicare card. My doctors office says that is incorrect that I need an A at the end. Can you help or explain what to do? Thank you
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Customer: I receive a military disability with my retirement pay
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi.

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Code A is for Primary Claimant (wage earner), as opposed to say, a spouse getting benefits on the other's spouse's record.

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For example, code B means Spouse (spouse of retired worker)

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Here's what T at the end of the number means:

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"Enrolled in Medicare but temporarily delayed Social Security Retirement Benefits or Uninsured – Entitled to Health Insurance Benefits (Part A) under deemed or renal provisions"

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In English what that means is that you a deemed covered either because of your disability, of some other provision of the code (Social Security Act), or because, specifically, renal (kidney) disease being a part of your disability.

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You would only be code A is you were simply retired, taking regular Social Security retirement, and there WERE no disability issues.

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If you still think this is incorrect, you should call Medicare (not Social Security) and ask them to explain, or correct.

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Bear with me a moment and I'll get that number for you

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Here's the number. 1-800-MEDICARE (1-***-***-****)

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Medicare says, specifically, If there is any incorrect information on your card, or you have a question or questions regarding your coverage or card information contained on it, there is a toll-free number located on the top portion of your Medicare card. This is the number for you to contact a Medicare Health Insurance representative. Call Medicare Health Insurance at (800) Medicare (633-4227).

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

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