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I have been sent a Medicare card with my husband's social

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I have been sent a Medicare card with my husband's social security number; but, I have been using my own SS#. I just realized the mistake and I have been using the new one with his number. I wish to obtain my own medicare card with my SS # but, can't sing into medicare.gov to obtain a replacement
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Customer: I became a widow in 2012 and, at that time I was using my own Medicare part A card with my own SS#. I apparently received an updated card within the last year and never paid attention to the SS# ***** realize it was my husband's. I simply want a new card with my own SS# ***** it so there is not confusion with Physician's etc.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. Thank you for your question and for using justanswer.com.

You can order a replacement card easily with a "my social security" account. See link: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ . If you can’t use the online request to get a replacement Medicare card, or if you prefer, call Social Security’s toll-free number, 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****). You can also visit your nearest SSA office (https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp). I would try to speak to someone (the 800 number normally has huge wait times) to make sure the same mistake does not happen. Also know that SSA is eliminating SS# ***** the cards for identity theft reasons.

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