Medicare

Can I Still Contribute To My Individual HSA Until I'm 65?

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The book "Get What's Yours" says that if I file for my own social security retirement benefit (even early at age 62), then I am automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and can no longer contribute to my individual HSA. However, in the Q&A it says "You would automatically be enrolled in Part A of Medicare effective 6 months prior to the month you file your application for social security benefits, but no earlier than the month you reach age 65". I plan to file for my retirement benefit at age 62 and have my own retiree medical benefits with an HSA.

Will Months When My Son's Benefits Were Suspended Count Toward His 24-Month Waiting Period For Medicare?

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My 22 year-old dependent (DAC) son receives SSI and Medicaid. When I reached my FRA, I filed and suspended my benefits (after the new rules went into affect in 2016). When I start to receive my SS, will the time from suspending to receiving benefits count toward the 24 month waiting period for a dependent to qualify for Medicare?

Thank you.

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What Should I Do About The Denial Of My Medicare Claim?

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I withdrew my application for social security last November stage 65 because I earned too much.I was told that I could reapply at age 66. I received notification in July 2018 that they accepted my withdrawal.I received a new Medicare part a card the same day stating my coverage stated Jan 1,2018.. I was recently hospitalised in August Medicare denied my claim .I called them they had no record from the hospital and advised me to contact Social Security after 3 phone calls and 5 hours of waiting Ihung up what should I do.

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Is It True That My SSI Will Be Reduced Unless I Opt Out Of Medicare?

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I live in California and now the SS Administration is telling me that if I don't opt out of Medi Care part A, I will have my SSI cut down to about $80.00 less. Is this true and why are they doing this? I have a small retirement Soc Sec income along with this (which they can't touch of course). I have been getting Medi Cal and the Medi Care since I am now over 65. I just have a small co pay amount on my meds too.

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Will I Need To Contact Social Security To Stop My Part B Premiums From Being Paid By Bank Draft When I Start Drawing Benefits?

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Because I am waiting until age 70 to claim my Social Security benefit, I pay for Medicare Part B by bank draft. This November I will begin to collect a spousal benefit based on my wife’s work record. Will Social Security automatically cancel my bank draft and begin to deduct my Part B premium from my spousal benefit, or do I need to contact Social Security to request this change? Many thanks.

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Would Social Security Deduct My Part B Medicare Premiums From My Civil Service Check?

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When you apply for Medicare A and B at age 65 and do not currently get a SSA benefit, does the SSA deduct the part B Medicare premium from your OPM check if you get retirement benefits from federal employment? Is this automatic, or do I have to instruct them to deduct the Medicare premiums monthly from OPM retirement?

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