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Turning 65 on Feb. 1, 2015, not retiring, was told I need to apply for Medicare Coverage A

Q) I am turning 65 on Feb. 1, 2015 and I not retiring now and I was told I need to apply for Medicare Coverage A only. Is this correct and how do I apply and by what time has to be done? How do I obtain this Form for coverage A?

A) According to the Social Security Administration: You should apply for Medicare if you are within three months of turning age 65 or older. Online application

It’s convenient, quick and easy. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.




Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if we need more information. Otherwise you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail.

Medicare is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Social Security works with CMS by enrolling people in Medicare.

For more information about applying for Medicare only and delaying retirement benefits, visit https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/rib

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I received my direct payment, amount has changed being less by $40.92 WHY?

Q) I received my direct payment for February 2014 and the amount has changed being less by $40.92 WHY????? A) Please contact your local Social Security office regarding your benefit reduction. You can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). By calling 1-800-772-1213, you can use SSA automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some… Continue Reading

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