Medicare

Is There Anything I Can Do To Get My Part B Medicare Start Date Corrected?

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I retired Oct 30 and was insured through Employer through Nov 30. I applied for Medicare Part B Oct 22 and noted employer "Coverage will term 11/30/2020 due to retirement." Then also noted "Part B must be effective 12/1/2020". When I received Medicare cards for me and my husband who is going to be insured through my employer for our Part B supplement, the start date noted on the cards was 11/1/2020. How do I correct the date. I am getting nowhere with SSA offices. Spoke to my local office and the man was so mean and rude, I began crying.

Will I Need To Do Anything To Stop My Medicare Premiums From Being Deducted From My CSRS Annuity?

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I'm a CSRS annuitant, age 66. When I turned 65 I chose to have Medicare deducted from my CSRS monthly annuity. I'm getting ready to apply for my Social Security benefit, where Medicare premiums are automatically deducted. Do I need to do anything to stop the Medicare deduction from my CSRS annuity? I talked to a CMS rep and they implied that the system(s) will automatically catch, stop the deduction from my CSRS annuity once my Social Security benefit begins.

Hi,

Is There Any Way To Fix The Reduction In My Social Security Payment?

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Good morning, I have been receiving social security for over 20 years and in 2018, my husband passed away. The following year, I took distributions from his IRA and other accounts...in lump sums, rather than spousal (over time). My income shot up to over $200k and I just received a letter from SS telling me that my benefits are going down by $305 per month.
Is this something that can be fixed, either this year or in subsequent years? I'm an 85 yr old widow.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

If I Can't Draw Widow's Benefits Does That Affect My Medicare Coverage?

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After my husband died, I was told that I was not eligible for his Social Security benefits because I had worked as a public school teacher in California, and so was subject to the "Government Pension Offset." I had not paid into Social Security myself; I receive a STRS (State Teachers' Retirement System) pension. He had received both his PERS (Public Employees' Retirement System) pension and Social Security. Does this denial affect my Medicare coverage?

Hi,

First off, I'm sorry for your loss.

What Can I Say To Get My Medicare Part B Coverage Reinstated?

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Here's my situation. When I first got Medicare Part A and Part B, I had zero guidance. Plus I was in the throws of a divorce and having to find a place to live. I never saw anything from Social Security that my Part B premiums were not being paid. My Medicare Part B lapsed and I was told that I need to fill out a SSA-795 to get it reinstated. Now I own a fine that is beyond my ability to pay to be reinstated (upwards of $600).
--> I am looking for examples of what to say in SSA-795 form's declaration to Social Security asking them to be reinstated.

Will I Be Able To Reduce My Medicare Premiums Based On Life-Changing Events?

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First thank you very much for providing excellent service to the community. I am single. I have had a life changing event (loss of job in 2018) as per SSA-44. My MAGI from mainly earned income 2018 was about 200 k. However in 2019 it was about 40 k and in 2020 it would be again about 180k, in 2021 It is expected to be about 50k, -- all incomes from after 2018 being capital gain distribution.

Can I Drop Part B Of Medicare And Re-Enroll Later Without Any Penalties?

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I am still officially on social security disability, but no longer receiving any monthly payments as I have been working for over a year and making about 70,000 per year (and jointly with my wife over 350,000 per year). However, I am still on Medicare (as I never went through CDR review). I have a good medical coverage from my employer and would like to use it instead of paying Medicare premiums (my Medicare payments is quite high because of substantial family income).