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Medicare

Why Do I Have To Fill Out A Form SSA-795?

Why do I have to fill out form SSA-795 if I have never received benefits? I am trying to have Medicare part B in place for when I retire at end of December. I am still currently employed and covered under my employers health care plan and recently enrolled in Medicare PartA. I am 66 years and 3 months old so I am at my normal retirement age. Just don’t understand this form and what I’m supposed to write on it.

Posted: 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 11:36

Is There A Limit On How Much You Can Earn If You're On Medicare?

Is there a limit you can earn working part time on Medicare

Hi. No. Earnings in any amount would have no effect on a person's Medicare coverage. However, if you receive Medicare based on being eligible for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, then your Medicare coverage could eventually end if you earn enough to cause your disability benefits to be terminated.

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 16:48

Is There Anything I Can Do To Get My Medicare Premium Refund Other Than Continuing To Call Social Security?

I paid my Medicare premium in December for 5 months ( nov 2020 - march 2021) prior to retiring. I then began receiving my Social Security checks when I retired in January 2021. Medicare premiums were deducted even though I had prepaid. I was told I have an overpayment of $511.00 which will be reimbursed to me. My questions is, how long does this take? No one at Medicare or Social Security could tell me. I've been waiting since January! Is there something I can do besides keep calling them? Are they that far behind with reimbursing people?
Thanks

Posted: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 13:11

Can You Please Clarify Whether Or Not I Should Get An Additional Part B Medicare Premium Refund?

Hello. I was paid my first Social Security payment in September of this year for August with no Medicare Part B payment reduction. Per my Social Security letter, I will receive payment going forward with the Part B deductions made. However, I have already paid in full to Medicare for the Part B payments for August, Sept., Oct., and November and have already received a check for a two month part b refund. I have read that refunds are made for month of social security payment rather than the month that you are paid for. However it still seems that I paid for Aug.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 18:19

Is There Any Way That I Could Receive My Part B Premiums Back?

Hi Larry. I am a dual enrolled individual under the age of 65 and receiving Social Security Disabilty benefits. My part A and part B premiums were being paid at one time both by Medicare as my primary and Medicaid as my secondary until the program I was enrolled into was considered incompatible for some reason. Since then, I have been paying for my Part B premium from my benefit for over 12 months primarily because I had no knowledge of other programs, my eligibility or the steps I would have needed to take next.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 16:04

How Can I Receive Medicare Part B?

I am about to retire from my job. I am 70 yrs old. How can I receive Medicare part b. I'm already receiving ss check.

Hi. You'll need to file an application with Social Security. If you've had primary health insurance coverage through your job then you should be able to start Part B coverage as early as the month that you apply. People with employer group health plans (EGHP) get a special enrollment period (SEP) allowing them to sign up for Part B with no delay or premium penalty when their EGHP coverage ends.

Posted: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 09:03

How Long Does A Person Have To Wait Before Becoming Eligible For Medicare?

Larry,
I am 62 and 1/2 can go out on early SSI or potentially SDI because of medical.
The issue is health insurance, how long does one have to wait before being medicare?
As the issue is more about healthcare as I had Bi pass surgery years back and am uninsureable
in the real world.

So the question becomes do I wait for SDI or file SSI and get on medicare right away.

Thanks,

Joe

Posted: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 18:50
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