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Common Issues Handled by the Social Security Administration

The following Medicare-related issues are the responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and should be handled by your local SSA office.

  • Change of address requests
  • Beneficiary eligibility status for Medicare
  • Effective dates of coverage for Medicare Part A, Part B, or both
  • Issuing or replacing for 'free' the Medicare card
  • Assignment of the health insurance claim number/Medicare number and letter suffix to the Medicare number
  • Access to information for Medicare premium rates or determining premium rates
  • Adding or deleting the date of death
  • Signing-up individuals as Representative Payee

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