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Tips for a Congressional Inquiry for Medicare/Social Security-Related Issues: Tip Sheet #3

Below are the most common issues handled by the SSA. These Medicare-related issues should be handled by your local SSA office:

  • Change of address requests
  • Medicare beneficiary eligibility status for Medicare
  • Effective dates of coverage for Medicare Part A, Part B or both
  • Assignment of the MBI/Medicare number on the Medicare card
  • Access to information for Medicare premium rates or determining premium rates
  • Adding or deleting the date of death
  • Sign-up individuals as representative payee
  • Enroll People with Medicare for extra help with Medicare Part D costs and other qualified Medicare savings programs
  • Enroll People with Medicare for Medicare Part D premium withdrawals
  • For more information, please visit the SSA web page, Resources for Congressional Staff about the Social Security Administration
  • Finally, if a Medicare beneficiary needs a new Medicare card, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), it’s ‘free’
Tips for a Congressional Inquiry for Medicare/Social Security-Related Issues: Tip Sheet #3
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