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You know, I see many, many clients and one of the top questions I am asked is, "What does the letter on my Medicare ID card mean?"
It happens so often, I figured I better dedicate an episode to just that!
The Social Security Administration (SSA) assigns a letter and a number, (if you fit into a sub-group) when you apply for Social Security Benefits and/or Medicare.
The letter (and number if it applies) is found on your Medicare ID Card, right after your social security number.
As an example, if you have worked and contributed to FICA (Federal Insurance Contribution Act), and started receiving your Social Security benefits at age 64, and you enrolled in Medicare at age 65, the letter "A" will be designated to you.
The "claim" number would look like this on your Medicare ID Card:
Just as "Different Strokes for different Folks," the Social Security Administration assigns "claim" numbers for different situations.
"Where Do I find the full list of Social Security claim letters?"
You can go to the following locations to see a full list of claim letters:
2. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act
3. For a Free List of the Codes Listed by the Social Security Administration on their website, go to
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