Appeal Your Non-Medical Decisions Online

woman on her ipadSocial Security has a new way for you to conduct business with us online. You no longer need to visit our offices or call us to appeal a denial or adverse action related to your benefits. Beginning December 10, 2016, you can file an appeal online for non-medical issues, even if you live outside the United States. Examples of non-medical appeals include those for overpayments and Medicare premium rates.

The online appeals application is simple, convenient, and secure; it guides you through every step of the process. From outlining your rights to an appeal, to publications on the appeals process, a fair review of your case is right at your fingertips. The online application also lets you upload supporting documentation and save your submission.

Submitting your appeal and necessary documents online will save time and can help expedite the decision. Here are some things you’ll need when you’re ready to submit an appeal:

  • Notice date or receipt from Social Security that explains what adverse action you wish to appeal; and
  • Supporting documentation you wish to add to your request for appeal.

You can learn more about our appeals process by reading our publication Your Right To Question The Decision Made On Your Claim.

Social Security is constantly looking for ways to make our services accessible and readily available when you need them. It’s part of our commitment to delivering excellent service and providing you with more options, like an online appeal, to conduct your business.

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226 thoughts on “Appeal Your Non-Medical Decisions Online

  1. The SSA’s staff must be shrinking where they don’t have enough mail staff. Having the claimants input their appeal into the computer system saves the staff time opening the mail and inputting it into the computer system.

    When you have a high number of approval for disability, the number of applications increases. As the total number of approval decreases, the total number of applications decreases.

    Once you approve a person who is not severely disabled, they are going to get their family and friends to apply.

    • People are going to tell their neighbors that the are on disability in case the SSA CDI unit comes by asking questions. They don’t want their neighbors saying that they saw them mowing the grass or moving furniture. The neighbors see the scam and they apply too.

      • HEE HEE, HAW, HAW, HAW! Mercy, I had a good laugh on this one! Just mail your application down to Social Security, sit back and wait on your check! It takes experienced lawyers 2 to 5 years to get a qualified claimant on Social Security. Some of my really sick clients have DIED waiting on Social Security just to give them a hearing, let alone approve benefits. So, go ahead. Invite all your friends, neighbors, club members, people on your Christmas card list….everyone…to just apply. Really, why am I answer this kind lunacy? I must be as nuts as you guys are. Sorry.

    • They fired a ton of people in Queens NY because they can actually think and declined to do city of New York people wrong. A very nice woman was fired. The video is on YouTube. The ignorant staff member seen firing her is rationalizing us vs them mentality and it’s ok, all people walking in don’t deserve their benefits. Very sad.

    • The thing is if Zobama and his administration would stop paying money out to all the illegal immigrants and stop bringing immigrants into our country then we would have enough people to do all their jobs and then the people on Social Security and disability will be paid what they are actually supposed to get , instead of what they can afford because they want to steal the money we paid into and give to people who are not even a US Citizens and does not deserve one red cent . If Obama wants to give money away then it should come out of that moron for a president pocket.
      I am so glad that we have a President-Elect Donald Trump as our next President of these United States!

      • You really have no idea of what you are talking about. Show some respect for The President Of The United States. I don’t care for Donald Trump or his policies but I definitely wouldn’t call him out of his name. President Obama is NO moron, Show some respect if you even know how.

  2. I am on mental disability. I learn some good stuff from the disability fraudsters. If you get caught mowing your grass, so say that they caught you on one of your good days and you can’t do it 40 hours a week.

    The landscaper only cuts your grass twice a month. You can do it yourself and make the excuse about not being able to do it 40 hours.

    Most people only go shopping once or twice a week, but they don’t do it every day.

    You can do what everyone normally does and never worry about being busted on mental disability. Just say that you caught them on one of their good days.

    • Talking about fraudulent applications, mental disability. And I bet you never paid into the system, or very little. That’s why there’s no funds for those who are legitimately injured. Go get a job and quit draining the system.

      • The system was drained by our leaders who like to sit home in comfort while others fight useless , unnecessary wars & get killed or injured. You people biker for a few dollars that the deserving are getting or should be getting. America is the richest country on earth, yet sadly we have the worst Medical, Social Security and benefits if any. I too suffer from Chemo brain, i.e (loss of short term memory.) if someone is mowing due to lack of funds and unable to do 40 hours now, please lay off those & let them live in peace.

    • Any idea the kind of medical evidence it takes to convince Social Security of a “mental disability” in the first place. It’s not that they take your word for it. Really! Unless you are suicidal or homicidal and have extensive hospitalizations for mental illness, forget about getting a check! They don’t need to catch you mowing the grass. They just stamp your application DENIED and move right along.

  3. THERE IS A LOT OF FRAUD CLAIMS ADJUDICATED YEARLY, THE TRUE STATISTICS WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW, I AM SURE IT CAN BE SHOWN HOW THIS PRACTICE AFFECTS THE WHOLE APPLICATION PROCESS.

    • PLEASE take off your caps lock; type in lower case or regular sentence where only 1st letter of a sentence is capitalized.

      it’s considered SHOUTING and very hard to read for neuro cognitive folks….thanks! 😉

  4. So much for the mind of a crook. Seems like everyone is out for a plain old handout without ever earning it. I would hate to think I pleaded mentality disorder just to keep from working my way through life. I drive several to doctor appointments who claim mental disorder. As far as I conclude the most of them just need to accept some responsibility for themselves and get on with the good life. Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

    • Brain injuries affect reasoning skills, speech, thoughts. Sad part is SSA staff knows this and purposely ignores it. Goes ahead and denies claims. There are thousands of suicides that could have been prevented if SSA chose to do the right thing.

      • You don’t know what you’re talking about SSA employees do not make medical decisions, the State does, they do make non-medical decisions which is what this article is about if you cared to stay on topic.

        • DENIED is SSA pre written piece of paper with different headings. You never saw one, did you sir. Which ever way you go it boils down to the roote, Medical, medical & medical. Try getting a $2 RX & pay $ 655 now in just a few months.

    • Yeah, right. Tell that to Sandra. She is 51 and worked like a dog at low paying jobs (hard manual labor) for 30 years. Then, she came down with pancreatic cancer, underwent 8 rounds of chemotherapy that the doctors call “shake and bake” because it baked her insides and caused her to have convultions for days after a treatment. Her hair and teeth fell out. She eats through a tube because she can’t eat reglar food. She told me yesterday that she wishes she had died before she began the therapy. And idiots get on here and talk about “taking responsibility” and crap. For every one person who gets SSDI by fradulent means, a thousand will die waiting on Social Security to find time to give them a hearing. 70 percent of applicants are denied. Only 42 percent will eventually get approved by a judge, after they have been examined, re-examined, poked, prodded, questioned, and had 3 or 4 doctors swear that they are not able to perform even simple, sedentary unsilled work. If it ever happens to you (and I hope it doesn’t), maybe you will understand. Sandra, by the way, was my client. She died last night during a convulsion following chemo. I’m in no mood to read this trash.

  5. Cannot believe someone actually came on site to tell others how to defraud SSI.. No wonder there are so many people making complaints.There should be a list established, if you make the list, you are restricted from any benefits for 5 years.No appeals, no legal beagles.

  6. I would like to think that most people realize that working is the best way to live a better, more fulfilling life? For those of us who are really disabled, work is a way better option!

    • Lies, third party hired in Buffalo NY purposely “misplace” documents. You can request your file and you will see for yourself. SSA will send you a cd and in a separate piece of mail a day or 2 later will send you your password. Then when you call the Syracuse office they decline to give you the name or title of who’s speaking and their tone, David, a few women decide to say “we deal with cases of people losing their house every single day, you’re nothing special and then they giggle or laugh and then hang up. That’s the type of people who work in the Syracuse office. Any questions?

      • Now I see why you make nutty remarks, you have a history with SSA and they are so used to you bothering them with nonsense that you have become the butt of their jokes.

  7. When trump privatizes social security and his cronies have raped the system no one will need to know how to cheat the system – there won’t be any money left….

  8. What is this about. Some people would fake it to gain a claim? I am sorry yo hear that. But I have a family member who can not work and is struggling with a lot they are bi polar and we struggle with him, it’s lije walking on egg shells. But these other people can not work, they sometimes feel so bad they hide in their room. We the family pay the price. But of ourselves i see people with handicap placards that no more are handicapped and they park there and along we come no space. We have to figure how to get our mobility scooter and struggle. Then I see these people park in another place and they walk the whole store nice going dude or dudettes I can not without that scooter. In Georgia they have handicapped people who check. That placard better match name on drivers license to whatever it was issued to Johnny smart guy. Then someone will clearly not be able to get out of it.thats sad people will do that either.

  9. The sad part is everything in the blog it’s true, a lot of people are getting Social Security and SSI and then you hurt it for the people that deserve it need it to survive

    • There are a lot of people who are homeless living behind Rome train tracks as we speak who have gone down to Utica, Rome and Syracuse SSA offices and we’re denied there and they were denied Department of Social Services. These people are vulnerable. They are their with their child or children.

      • The truth is that there are a lot of people posting with horribly uninformed beliefs because for 36 years they have been trained to blame all of life’s problems on the government (by career politicians ironically) while they still rely on the government for help. Go figure.

        The truth is that Congress set a high standard on what constitutes a disabling condition. A decision requires credible medical documentation. If you don’t get treatment, you have put yourself in a hole. The law also requires that you “have a condition that prevents substantial and gainful employment for jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy for a period of a year or a condition that will result in death.” Your Congress makes the law and likes nothing better than hiding behind the failures of any agency they deliberately underfund and cause to fail by their neglect. You vote for these jokers and then you re-elect them after your local office is closed or is down 50% of staff while demand increases and you have to wait hours for a chance to talk to someone or not get a busy signal. And then you elect a reality TV star as president to fix all this. Democracy, in order to function, properly relies on an informed electorate. Many of the folks posting here sadly may not meet that criteria. To believe that millions of the undeserving are on the rolls is profoundly false, ignorant and shameful.

        • I’ve got some pretty enlightening info for those that believe most people would rather live on SSD. I worked all my life and was diagnosed with cancer back in 09. The damage to my neck muscles from radiation causes me exquisite pain and is very disabling.

          I applied for SSD in 2011 after working 2 years and finally could no longer. I was denied for 3 years. That’s 3 years without income, which is S.O.P for SSD. I almost committed suicide sveral times. When I finally got on it, it’s payout was just over $1000 of which they take $147 of for health care.

          Why anyone who could work would choose to live a life with no money at all baffles me. I receive no additional help from state. No Food Stamps, No supplemental income, And I have applied but make to much money.

          Please explain yourselves as to why you think this is a better option?

        • Amen brother. Everyone has an opinion too! Your comment shows that you are intelligent, logical and well-informed, unlike most who just repeat baseless gibberish they hear from others, as if they were a bunch of demented parrots. Well said!

        • I worked for the gov’t for over 30 yrs., and the last statement above – by Tom – is “profoundly false, ignorant and shameful.” You would not believe what some of the people have been coached to do in order to gain benefits. Truly disabled people don’t need to be coached, but manipulative people will use children in ways unheard of when it comes to money!

    • Sounds like anyone can get disability but the disabled. Maybe that should be the new evaluation, if you can get disability, you are scamming the system and are therefore denied, and if you are denied then you are clearly disabled.

  10. Social security administration are the ones who need to be charged with fraud. As a result of a nurse on drugs who rear ended me going excess of 50, severe cervical spine injury has left me a burden to my loved ones and penniless. I’ve worked every day since working papers at age of 14 and 2008 when that nurse hit me I had my working credits. SSA delayed until I lost my condo, every single one of those criminals I wish cancer on and I wish their children get cancer too particularly Utica NY, Syracuse office, adjudications office in Falls Church Virginia and that ignorant black judge who had zero business presiding over anyone’s case because he purposely doesn’t understand your case because he has a quota he needs to deny people and the automation helps him do so. The fraudsters in Buffalo New York who are third party hired by SSA to deny claims and twist, destroy proof, pick and chose what to scan and what not to scan, the nonsense in Kentucky SSA office as well. The job person who says sales and truly has no idea what each job entails because he/she resorts to a book, fat and uneducated. People who steal your life then busy at church on Sundays, disgusting human beings. All they know to do is to help their own family who never paid into the system, chooses to be on drugs. I wish cancer on every single person who has failed to act. You don’t do that to human beings. All of you are below animals. Social security administration personnel are the true criminals in our society. Robbing people of their benefits who paid into the system.

  11. Dear Mr. Trump:

    I have just rendered a non-medical decision firing 611 new Labor department employees and must ask that all laid-off employees be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation although they might not have contributed the full year needed to qualify.

    Labor spending rose from $31.9 billion FY2000 to a high of $173 billion FY2010 and is increasing 17% to $51 billion FY 2017 according to the Historical records of OMB. The FY 2017 request for the Department of Labor (DOL) is $12.8 billion in discretionary authority for 4.6% growth to 17,663 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) and $33.1 billion in mandatory funding for a total of $45.9 billion, 0.4% growth from the previous year. Agency with 2.5% annual growth is however not distinguished from welfare benefits with 3% annual growth by use of the term ‘mandatory’ and this is a core lesson for all federal agencies. -0.9% reduction in federal subsidies for state unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to $32.3 billion is intentional deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246. To get the account right 3% growth should be estimated for UC benefits and 2.5% for other agency employment and spending including UC administration. There are 136 million people with employment covered by UC insurance. The federal government should pay $33.6 for 3% UC growth FY 2017 and $13.4 billion for 2.5% growth in other agency programs for total labor department spending of $47 billion 2.8% growth, due to 3% growth in the UC welfare program and 2.5% growth in other agency programs, over the previous year labor department estimates that trump OMB estimates for the accuracy of the historical record.

    The immunity of the Labor Secretary is based on their unemployment compensation payments. Excessive 3.8% growth of workforce population must be reduced to prevent sabotage by unqualified employees and attrition of wages by the lame duck. Labor employee population increased only 1.8% FY2015-16. Neoplastic Labor department employment estimates FY2017 exhibited their malignancy when two police officer were called out, shot and killed when the Labor Secretary was questioned on the death of a state retirement beneficiary by Secretary of Health and Human Services’ un-appointed National Institute for Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDLRR) created in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 under the Slavery Convention of 1926 that abolishes ‘forced labor’ and is neatly applied to ‘enforcement’, ‘forest labor’, ‘labor enforcement’ and ‘workforce’ legislation used in so much Labor Department agencies. The NIDILRR has been repealed. Too bad it was nicely codified, it was just hijacked by the HHS Secretary who never appointed anyone but death, and only needed to change its name to Disability and Independent Living (DIL) webpage. This constitutes discrimination against disability. Labor department employment should be reduced from 17,663 to an estimated 17,052 for 1% Labor employee growth and 1.5% wage increase for 2.5% agency spending growth and 3% federal UC spending growth FY 2017. UC needs to be expanded to provide 14 weeks of paid maternity leave and 3 weeks paid sick leave to comply with ILO Conventions. Let the new labor employees receive unemployment compensation although they might not have been employed for the full year. UC pays more people for less, agency spending promotes competitive individuals who publish the statistical work of the nation and pay benefits with high levels of accuracy and administrative efficiency.

    Labor Department. FY 2017 Budget-in-brief. All Purpose Table.

  12. Question of the day. Do you believe the one million backlog is by design, or is it not by design. How about lost files by SSD, by design or not by design. A doctor that you pay $35 copay saying your disabled, or a $300,000 per year SSD medical expert saying your not, by design or not by design. How about out of date medical listings used for medical evaluations, to see if you are capable to do jobs that no longer exist in our economy, BY DESIGN, OR NOT BY DESIGN.

  13. My SSI benefits have been suspended cause my mail from social security was sent back; how can I reverse this suspension, and get my benefits reinstated , and expedited?

    • Hi Eric. Undelivered (or returned) mail, may cause us to suspend your benefits. A suspension of SSI eligibility for “whereabouts unknown” is proper when we cannot locate a recipient and cannot determine his or her current eligibility status. Remember that if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must always report your change of address, directly to us. To have your SSI benefits reinstated, you will have to visit your local Social Security office and speak to one of our representatives. If you are unable to go to the office, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask a representative to assist you. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7a.m. and 7p.m. Thank you.

  14. I recently applied for Part B medicare. Our combined incomes are around $160,000.00. 2013 was $158,171.00 – 2014 was 163,969.00 – 2015 was $317,125. due to withdrawing 401-K money to make a purchase. 2016 income is $160,283.00 which is our true income. SSA picks 2015 income forcing us to pay double which I would not mind if that was my income each year. Also I will retire in March 2017 making our income less to pay the higher price. I feel my payment should be based on my true income and not some gotcha number. That is not fair.

  15. I have been checking my Spousal Benefit appeal on this new online status page and have not had any problems. They just changed it, but they do not explain that you need two internet devices (computer, smartphone, iPad, etc), one to log onto the SSA online appeal status site and one to receive the new “security code” while you are on the SSA site. If you have no email address or texting capability you cannot use this SSA online appeal status site. I wish they would have considered senior citizens and their limitations. Some people only access a computer at the library, they are now cut off from this online appeal status site.

    • Hi Carol, we now use a second method to check the identification of my Social Security account holders when they register or want to access their account. You can choose either your cell phone or your email address as your second identification method. If you’re having difficulties accessing your account or need assistance processing your request for an appeal, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day, or later in the week, thanks.

  16. amazing how the online appeal process site or document do not appear when trying to access. TYPICAL and disgusting

    • Our apologies, Dave. We’re sorry that you had difficulty reaching someone by phone. We may have been experiencing higher than normal call volume. Representatives at our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the week or later during the day. Remember, many services, including applying for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits, are conveniently available anytime at our website. You can create a my Social Security account to review your earnings record and to get estimates of your future benefits. Also, we respond to questions and provide general information about our programs, through our Blog and Facebook page. If you have a general question, we encourage you to ask here. But remember, never post personal information on social media. We care about our customers and our representatives are working as fast as they can to resolve all inquiries, process new claims, and reduce backlogs. We hope you try us again.
      Thanks!

  17. I may need help filing suit against SSA over a recent action and would need guidance from anyone who has been in same situation. I’ve been permantly disabled about 12 yrs now and receiving SSI disability without issues. This past yr I had the only update required out of the blue and was given a phone interview due to my medical disabilities one being long terms of bad months not allowing me to leave my home. They claim they could not find that interview and requested handwritten answers to questions on their form which I’m unavle to perform due to limitations of hands/fingers and forced violation upon my HIPPA rights if I ask another person to fill it out for me. No one offered another phone interview is allowed when asked for one. They now haulted my payments and I’ve filed an appeal but have not been contacted or kept updated on any of it at all. I have no clue whether my appeal was seen us in motion or anything at all and I requested to continue to get payments during the appeal and haven’t heard a thing on that either. They are taking time to give me a hard time over this yet they were supposed to start giving me my grandmother’s SSI 2 years ago and haven’t heard a peep from them about that. Anyone know how I would start process for that to get also backowed from 2 years ago?

  18. I need to know if decision on my appeal case can be deside by the judge before the appeal date it’s so long for the hearing.

    • Hello Carmen, it means that a medical determination has been made. Part of the process is complete. You should receive an “official” notification by mail soon, informing you of the results of the disability determination.
      For further assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  19. Looking for an appeals form concerning the amount of my benefit. I had gone to my local office and was given the amount I would receive, and then the amount that was issued is different. Do I need to go back to my local office to resolve this?

    • Hello Lester, you can complete and sign the “Request For Reconsideration” form. You can take or mail the form to the local office. Generally, you must submit your request within 60 days from the date you received your “award letter” or the notice of our decision.
      For further assistance, call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  20. I Was Approved For Social Security Disability But My Back Pay Was Split Up In Payments Like My Monthly Benefits ! I Received A Little Less Than Half Of My Back Pay And I Was Told By The Brockton Branch Christy Dr That The Other Portion I’D Receive In January Of 2019 ! I Was Appalled that I Was Denied The Other Portion Of My Back Pay Disability Benefits As A Segment Of The Policy States That “I Have The Right To Receive My Back Pay Earlier Than Scheduled !” My Living Situation Is From Friends Home To Homes I Am Disabled I Own An Expired Drivers License I’ve Earned A Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s Degree Credits CPR CNA CPA Certified A Business Owner 10+ Years Resident Of Massachusetts And More ! With One Lump Sum Would Have Enabled Me To Rent Being Un-homeless I’d Renew My Drivers Licence Pay Bills Buy Clothes Food And More ! All Of The Above Are Policy Stipulations Or Requirement To Receive All Of My Back Pay Not Scheduled Portions, Yet A Female Agent Backed Up By A Male Supervisor In The Brockton Branch Denied My Request For Early Than Scheduled ! Please Help…Thank You !

    • Thank you for contacting us, Mark. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about back pay, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.

  21. you can save the taxpayers a lot of money by not sending changes in the formulary to everyone. You can tell your computer to send changes only to those who are currently taken the medicines or medicines related to the ones for which the formulary has changes. Some of the other pages sent out periodically can also be omitted.

  22. Hello, I received my SSA benefits statement for 2019 in there is a IRMAA adjustment based on my 2017 income. I sold a investment property which increased my income by a substantial amount, could this be a one time event and do I have the ability to appeal the decision

    thank you

  23. I received a letter indicating an increase in my Medicare Part B premium/IRMAA based on my 2017 tax return.
    I have visited my local (Cherry Hill, NJ) Social Security office to file an appeal based on a life-changing event that lowered my MAGI to the lowest level. I retired from my employment on May 4, 2018, and my income has been 0 since that time. I supplied my local office with the necessary forms and documentation. Sincere thanks for your consideration.

  24. In 2017 I settled my mother’s estate, transferring her investments to my name for distribution to heirs according to her directive. The distribution went to the heirs, and I paid the tax liability on the dividends of the estate. That transfer of assets appeared on my 2017 taxes. It is a one time thing. How can I adjust this increase in my Medicare Part B premium of $297.90, plus the increase in the Medicare part D premium of $70.90 for a total of $368.80 per month or $4,425.60 for the year. This means $4,425.60 less in my 2019 checks. I am in good health and use no meds. So I am frustrated by this increase, for a one time occurrence by a healthy individual.

  25. Referencing your letter dated November 21, 2018; BNC#181B750B91125-A: how much Medicare will charge me. Medicare is gaging my Medicare Part B premium from my 2017 income, not 2018. I did not work in 2018 and probably had an income of around $4,000.00. it is quite a hefty premium of $352.20 and I need to reduce it. How do I do that? Thank you.

  26. appeal XXibXXXX-a income inflated due sale of rental property with capital gains in the amount of 89,130. location XXX g st,, wheatland ca

  27. Why did my medical go up so much.I am on a fix income trying to pay all my bills and medical bills and your deducing so much from my SS check.

    • Hello Louis. The Medicare program, is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Please visit the Medicare website to learn about programs available to assist people with low income to pay for Medicare expenses.
      Also, many states have programs to help with Medicare -premium- payments. You can find out about them by calling your State Medical Assistance Office. To get the local phone number, call CMS at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY, 1-877-486-2048). Thanks!

  28. I disagree with the monthly 2019 Medicare Part B premium you are proposing. $433.40

    I do not have Medicare Part D and yet there is a proposed monthly deduction of $70.90.

    I would like to make an appointment with an agent in your Fountain Valley office to discuss these issues.

    • Hello Michael. The Medicare program, is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). You can call them at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY, 1-877-486-2048). Or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Thanks!

      For specific questions about your case, call 1-800-772-1213, M-F between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and ask a representative to assist you, or you can contact your local office directly. Hope this information helps!

      Thanks!

  29. Hi, I have been collecting spousal benefits since 2015.
    You have been deducting from those benefits since I still work full time. Everything I read tells me that should not be. I am 69 years old and my new benefits still show a deduction of $135.40. Am I reading this wrong?

    • Hello Ronald. Under current law, everyone working in covered employment or self-employment regardless of age or eligibility for benefits must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.
      Also, everyone must pay a premium for Medicare Part B coverage. If you receive Social Security benefits, we will automatically deduct the Part B premium from your monthly payments. The standard –Medicare– Part B premium amount in 2018 is $134 (or higher depending on your income).
      If you need further assistance, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

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    CAPITAL GAINS OR LOSS: SCH D PER COMPUTER:……………………..$-3,000.00
    OTHER GAINS OR LOSSES (Form 4797):…………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL IRA DISTRIBUTIONS:………………………………………….$0.00
    TAXABLE IRA DISTRIBUTIONS:………………………………………..$0.00
    TOTAL PENSIONS AND ANNUITIES:……………………………………..$0.00
    TAXABLE PENSION/ANNUITY AMOUNT:……………………………………$0.00
    RENT/ROYALTY/PARTNERSHIP/ESTATE (Schedule E):……………………….$0.00
    RENT/ROYALTY/PARTNERSHIP/ESTATE (Schedule E) PER COMPUTER:……………$0.00
    RENT/ROYALTY INCOME/LOSS PER COMPUTER:……………………………..$0.00
    ESTATE/TRUST INCOME/LOSS PER COMPUTER:……………………………..$0.00
    PARTNERSHIP/S-CORP INCOME/LOSS PER COMPUTER:………………………..$0.00
    FARM INCOME OR LOSS (Schedule F):………………………………….$0.00
    FARM INCOME OR LOSS (Schedule F) PER COMPUTER:………………………$0.00
    UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION:………………………………………..$0.00
    TOTAL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS:……………………………….$50,748.00
    TAXABLE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS:……………………………..$43,136.00
    TAXABLE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS PER COMPUTER:………………….$43,135.00
    OTHER INCOME:……………………………………………….$53,100.00
    SCHEDULE EIC SE INCOME PER COMPUTER:……………………………….$0.00
    SCHEDULE EIC EARNED INCOME PER COMPUTER:……………………………$0.00
    SCH EIC DISQUALIFIED INC COMPUTER:…………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL INCOME:………………………………………………$195,246.00
    TOTAL INCOME PER COMPUTER:…………………………………..$195,246.00
    Adjustments to Income
    EDUCATOR EXPENSES:……………………………………………….$0.00
    EDUCATOR EXPENSES PER COMPUTER:……………………………………$0.00
    RESERVIST AND OTHER BUSINESS EXPENSE:………………………………$0.00
    HEALTH SAVINGS ACCT DEDUCTION:…………………………………….$0.00

    HEALTH SAVINGS ACCT DEDUCTION PER COMPTR:…………………………..$0.00
    MOVING EXPENSES: F3903:…………………………………………..$0.00
    SELF EMPLOYMENT TAX DEDUCTION:…………………………………….$0.00
    SELF EMPLOYMENT TAX DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:…………………………$0.00
    SELF EMPLOYMENT TAX DEDUCTION VERIFIED:…………………………….$0.00
    KEOGH/SEP CONTRIBUTION DEDUCTION:………………………………….$0.00
    SELF-EMP HEALTH INS DEDUCTION:…………………………………….$0.00
    EARLY WITHDRAWAL OF SAVINGS PENALTY:……………………………….$0.00
    ALIMONY PAID SSN:…………………………………………………….
    ALIMONY PAID:……………………………………………………$0.00
    IRA DEDUCTION:…………………………………………………..$0.00
    IRA DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:……………………………………….$0.00
    STUDENT LOAN INTEREST DEDUCTION:…………………………………..$0.00
    STUDENT LOAN INTEREST DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:……………………….$0.00
    STUDENT LOAN INTEREST DEDUCTION VERIFIED:…………………………..$0.00
    TUITION AND FEES DEDUCTION:……………………………………….$0.00
    TUITION AND FEES DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:……………………………$0.00
    DOMESTIC PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES DEDUCTION:…………………………..$0.00
    DOMESTIC PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:……………….$0.00
    OTHER ADJUSTMENTS:……………………………………………….$0.00
    ARCHER MSA DEDUCTION:…………………………………………….$0.00
    ARCHER MSA DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:…………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL ADJUSTMENTS:……………………………………………….$0.00
    TOTAL ADJUSTMENTS PER COMPUTER:……………………………………$0.00
    ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME:………………………………………$195,246.00
    ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME PER COMPUTER:…………………………..$195,246.00
    Tax and Credits
    65-OR-OVER:……………………………………………………….YES
    BLIND:…………………………………………………………….NO
    SPOUSE 65-OR-OVER:…………………………………………………YES
    SPOUSE BLIND:………………………………………………………NO
    STANDARD DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:…………………………………..$0.00
    ADDITIONAL STANDARD DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:…………………………$0.00
    TAX TABLE INCOME PER COMPUTER:……………………………….$146,799.00
    EXEMPTION AMOUNT PER COMPUTER:…………………………………$8,100.00
    TAXABLE INCOME:…………………………………………….$138,699.00
    TAXABLE INCOME PER COMPUTER:…………………………………$138,699.00
    TOTAL POSITIVE INCOME PER COMPUTER:…………………………..$198,245.00
    TENTATIVE TAX:………………………………………………$25,662.00
    TENTATIVE TAX PER COMPUTER:…………………………………..$25,662.00
    FORM 8814 ADDITIONAL TAX AMOUNT:…………………………………..$0.00
    TAX ON INCOME LESS SOC SEC INCOME PER COMPUTER:…………………$14,668.40
    FORM 6251 ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX:……………………………..$1,288.00
    FORM 6251 ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX PER COMPUTER:………………….$1,288.00
    FOREIGN TAX CREDIT:………………………………………………$0.00
    FOREIGN TAX CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………………..$0.00
    FOREIGN INCOME EXCLUSION PER COMPUTER:……………………………..$0.00
    FOREIGN INCOME EXCLUSION TAX PER COMPUTER:………………………….$0.00
    EXCESS ADVANCE PREMIUM TAX CREDIT REPAYMENT AMOUNT:………………….$0.00
    EXCESS ADVANCE PREMIUM TAX CREDIT REPAYMENT VERIFIED AMOUNT:………….$0.00
    CHILD & DEPENDENT CARE CREDIT:…………………………………….$0.00
    CHILD & DEPENDENT CARE CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………$0.00
    CREDIT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED:…………………………………..$0.00
    CREDIT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PER COMPUTER:……………………….$0.00
    EDUCATION CREDIT:………………………………………………..$0.00
    EDUCATION CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………………….$0.00
    GROSS EDUCATION CREDIT PER COMPUTER:……………………………….$0.00
    RETIREMENT SAVINGS CNTRB CREDIT:…………………………………..$0.00
    RETIREMENT SAVINGS CNTRB CREDIT PER COMPUTER:……………………….$0.00
    PRIM RET SAV CNTRB: F8880 LN6A:……………………………………$0.00
    SEC RET SAV CNTRB: F8880 LN6B:…………………………………….$0.00
    TOTAL RETIREMENT SAVINGS CONTRIBUTION: F8880 CMPTR:………………….$0.00
    RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CREDIT:………………………………………..$0.00
    RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………….$0.00
    CHILD TAX CREDIT:………………………………………………..$0.00
    CHILD TAX CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………………….$0.00
    ADOPTION CREDIT: F8839:…………………………………………..$0.00
    ADOPTION CREDIT PER COMPUTER:……………………………………..$0.00
    FORM 8396 MORTGAGE CERTIFICATE CREDIT:……………………………..$0.00
    FORM 8396 MORTGAGE CERTIFICATE CREDIT PER COMPUTER:………………….$0.00
    F3800, F8801 AND OTHER CREDIT AMOUNT:………………………………$0.00
    FORM 3800 GENERAL BUSINESS CREDITS:………………………………..$0.00
    FORM 3800 GENERAL BUSINESS CREDITS PER COMPUTER:…………………….$0.00
    PRIOR YR MIN TAX CREDIT: F8801:……………………………………$0.00
    PRIOR YR MIN TAX CREDIT: F8801 PER COMPUTER:………………………..$0.00
    F8936 ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLE CREDIT AMOUNT:…………………………$0.00
    F8936 ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLE CREDIT PER COMPUTER:……………………$0.00
    F8910 ALTERNATIVE MOTOR VEHICLE CREDIT AMOUNT:………………………$0.00
    F8910 ALTERNATIVE MOTOR VEHICLE CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………$0.00
    OTHER CREDITS:…………………………………………………..$0.00
    TOTAL CREDITS:…………………………………………………..$0.00
    TOTAL CREDITS PER COMPUTER:……………………………………….$0.00
    INCOME TAX AFTER CREDITS PER COMPUTER:…………………………$26,950.00
    Other Taxes
    SE TAX:…………………………………………………………$0.00
    SE TAX PER COMPUTER:……………………………………………..$0.00
    SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX ON UNREPORTED TIPS:…………………$0.00

    SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX ON UNREPORTED TIPS PER COMPUTER:……..$0.00
    TAX ON QUALIFIED PLANS F5329 (PR):…………………………………$0.00
    TAX ON QUALIFIED PLANS F5329 PER COMPUTER:………………………….$0.00
    IRAF TAX PER COMPUTER:……………………………………………$0.00
    TP TAX FIGURES (REDUCED BY IRAF) PER COMPUTER:………………….$26,950.00
    IMF TOTAL TAX (REDUCED BY IRAF) PER COMPUTER:…………………..$26,950.00
    OTHER TAXES PER COMPUTER:…………………………………………$0.00
    UNPAID FICA ON REPORTED TIPS:……………………………………..$0.00
    OTHER TAXES:…………………………………………………….$0.00
    RECAPTURE TAX: F8611:…………………………………………….$0.00
    HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYMENT TAXES:……………………………………….$0.00
    HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYMENT TAXES PER COMPUTER:……………………………$0.00
    HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY PENALTY:………………………………..$0.00
    HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY PENALTY VERIFIED:………………………..$0.00
    HEALTH COVERAGE RECAPTURE: F8885:………………………………….$0.00
    RECAPTURE TAXES:…………………………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL ASSESSMENT PER COMPUTER:………………………………..$26,950.00
    TOTAL TAX LIABILITY TP FIGURES:……………………………….$26,950.00
    TOTAL TAX LIABILITY TP FIGURES PER COMPUTER:……………………$26,950.00
    Payments
    FEDERAL INCOME TAX WITHHELD:………………………………….$18,905.00
    HEALTH CARE: INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY:…………………………….$0.00
    HEALTH CARE FULL-YEAR COVERAGE INDICATOR:………………………………1
    ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENTS:……………………………………….$8,000.00
    OTHER PAYMENT CREDIT:…………………………………………….$0.00
    REFUNDABLE EDUCATION CREDIT:………………………………………$0.00
    REFUNDABLE EDUCATION CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………..$0.00
    REFUNDABLE EDUCATION CREDIT VERIFIED:………………………………$0.00
    EARNED INCOME CREDIT:…………………………………………….$0.00
    EARNED INCOME CREDIT PER COMPUTER:…………………………………$0.00
    EARNED INCOME CREDIT NONTAXABLE COMBAT PAY:…………………………$0.00
    SCHEDULE 8812 NONTAXABLE COMBAT PAY:……………………………….$0.00
    EXCESS SOCIAL SECURITY & RRTA TAX WITHHELD:…………………………$0.00
    SCHEDULE 8812 TOT SS/MEDICARE WITHHELD:…………………………….$0.00
    SCHEDULE 8812 ADDITIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT:………………………….$0.00
    SCHEDULE 8812 ADDITIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT PER COMPUTER:………………$0.00
    SCHEDULE 8812 ADDITIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT VERIFIED:………………….$0.00
    AMOUNT PAID WITH FORM 4868:……………………………………….$0.00
    FORM 2439 REGULATED INVESTMENT COMPANY CREDIT:………………………$0.00
    FORM 4136 CREDIT FOR FEDERAL TAX ON FUELS:………………………….$0.00
    FORM 4136 CREDIT FOR FEDERAL TAX ON FUELS PER COMPUTER:………………$0.00
    HEALTH COVERAGE TX CR: F8885:……………………………………..$0.00
    PREMIUM TAX CREDIT AMOUNT:………………………………………..$0.00
    PREMIUM TAX CREDIT VERIFIED AMOUNT:………………………………..$0.00
    PRIMARY NAP FIRST TIME HOME BUYER INSTALLMENT AMT:…………………..$0.00
    SECONDARY NAP FIRST TIME HOME BUYER INSTALLMENT AMT:…………………$0.00
    FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER CREDIT REPAYMENT AMOUNT:……………………….$0.00
    FORM 5405 TOTAL HOMEBUYERS CREDIT REPAYMENT PER COMPUTER:…………….$0.00
    SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE PER COMPUTER:……………………….$0.00
    SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE PER COMPUTER (2):……………………$0.00
    FORM 2439 AND OTHER CREDITS:………………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL PAYMENTS:……………………………………………..$26,905.00
    TOTAL PAYMENTS PER COMPUTER:………………………………….$26,905.00
    Refund or Amount Owed
    AMOUNT YOU OWE:…………………………………………………$45.00
    APPLIED TO NEXT YEAR’S ESTIMATED TAX:………………………………$0.00
    ESTIMATED TAX PENALTY:……………………………………………$0.00
    TAX ON INCOME LESS STATE REFUND PER COMPUTER:……………………….$0.00
    BAL DUE/OVER PYMT USING TP FIG PER COMPUTER:……………………….$45.00
    BAL DUE/OVER PYMT USING COMPUTER FIGURES:………………………….$45.00
    FORM 8888 TOTAL REFUND PER COMPUTER:……………………………….$0.00
    Third Party Designee
    THIRD PARTY DESIGNEE ID NUMBER:……………………………………31012
    AUTHORIZATION INDICATOR:……………………………………………..1
    THIRD PARTY DESIGNEE NAME:…………………………….LYNN A DOHERTY CPA
    Schedule A–Itemized Deductions
    MEDICAL/DENTAL
    MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSES:………………………………………$0.00
    ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME PERCENTAGE:………………………………….$0.00
    ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME PERCENTAGE PER COMPUTER 10 PERCENT:…………….$0.00
    ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME PERCENTAGE PER COMPUTER 7.5 PERCENT:……….$14,643.00
    NET MEDICAL DEDUCTION:……………………………………………$0.00
    NET MEDICAL DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:………………………………..$0.00
    TAXES PAID
    STATE AND LOCAL INCOME TAXES:………………………………….$5,515.00
    INCOME TAX OR GENERAL SALES TAX:…………………………… Income Taxes
    REAL ESTATE TAXES:…………………………………………..$14,639.00
    PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES:………………………………………….$0.00
    OTHER TAXES AMOUNT:………………………………………………$0.00

    SCH A TAX DEDUCTIONS:………………………………………..$20,154.00
    SCH A TAX PER COMPUTER:………………………………………$20,154.00
    INTEREST PAID
    MORTGAGE INTEREST (FINANCIAL):…………………………………$5,978.00
    MORTGAGE INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL):……………………………………$0.00
    DEDUCTIBLE POINTS:……………………………………………….$0.00
    QUALIFIED MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS:……………………………..$0.00
    DEDUCTIBLE INVESTMENT INTEREST:……………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL INTEREST DEDUCTION:……………………………………..$5,978.00
    TOTAL INTEREST DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:………………………….$5,978.00
    CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
    CASH CONTRIBUTIONS:…………………………………………..$4,096.00
    OTHER THAN CASH: Form 8283:……………………………………..$493.00
    CARRYOVER FROM PRIOR YEAR:………………………………………..$0.00
    SCH A TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS:…………………………………….$4,589.00
    SCH A TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS PER COMPUTER:…………………………$4,589.00
    CASUALTY AND THEFT LOSS
    CASUALTY OR THEFT LOSS:…………………………………………..$0.00
    JOBS AND MISCELLANEOUS
    UNREIMBURSED EMPLOYEE EXPENSE AMOUNT:…………………………..$5,496.00
    TOTAL LIMITED MISC EXPENSES:………………………………….$21,631.00
    NET LIMITED MISC DEDUCTION:…………………………………..$17,726.00
    NET LIMITED MISC DEDUCTION PER COMPUTER:……………………….$17,727.00
    OTHER MISCELLANEOUS
    OTHER THAN GAMBLING AMOUNT:……………………………………….$0.00
    OTHER MISC DEDUCTIONS:……………………………………………$0.00
    TOTAL ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS
    TOTAL ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS:……………………………………$48,447.00
    TOTAL ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS PER COMPUTER:………………………..$48,447.00
    RECOMPUTED TOTAL ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS PER COMPUTER:………………$49,310.00
    ELECT ITEMIZED DEDUCTION INDICATOR:…………………………………….
    SCH A ITEMIZED PERCENTAGE PER COMPUTER:…………………………….$0.00
    Interest and Dividends
    GROSS SCHEDULE B INTEREST:……………………………………….$38.00
    TAXABLE INTEREST INCOME:…………………………………………$38.00
    EXCLUDABLE SAVINGS FROM BOND INT:………………………………….$0.00
    GROSS SCHEDULE B DIVIDENDS:……………………………………$4,896.00
    DIVIDEND INCOME:……………………………………………..$4,896.00
    FOREIGN ACCOUNTS IND:……………………………………………….No
    REQUIRED TO FILE FINCEN FORM 114:…………………………………..None
    Schedule D–Capital Gains and Losses
    SHORT TERM CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES
    SHORT TERM BASIS NO ADJUSTMENTS SALE AMOUNT:………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM BASIS NO ADJUSTMENTS COST AMOUNT:………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM BASIS SALE AMOUNT:……………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM BASIS COST AMOUNT:……………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM BASIS ADJUSTMENTS:……………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM NO BASIS SALE AMOUNT:…………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM NO BASIS COST AMOUNT:…………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM NO BASIS ADJUSTMENTS:…………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM NO 1099B SALE AMOUNT:…………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM NO 1099B COST AMOUNT:…………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM NO 1099B ADJUSTMENTS:…………………………………..$0.00
    SHORT TERM SCHEDULE K-1 AMOUNT:……………………………………$0.00
    NET SHORT-TERM GAIN/LOSS:…………………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES
    LONG TERM BASIS NO ADJUSTMENTS SALE AMOUNT:…………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM BASIS NO ADJUSTMENTS COST AMOUNT:…………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM BASIS SALE AMOUNT:………………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM BASIS COST AMOUNT:………………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM BASIS ADJUSTMENTS:………………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM NO BASIS SALE AMOUNT:………………………………$115,242.00
    LONG TERM NO BASIS COST AMOUNT:………………………………$145,461.00
    LONG TERM NO BASIS ADJUSTMENTS:……………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM NO 1099B SALE AMOUNT:……………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM NO 1099B COST AMOUNT:……………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM NO 1099B ADJUSTMENTS:……………………………………$0.00
    LONG TERM SCHEDULE K-1 AMOUNT:…………………………………….$0.00
    CAPITAL GAIN DISTRIBUTIONS (PR):…………………………………..$0.00
    NET LONG-TERM GAIN/LOSS:…………………………………….$-30,219.00

    TAX COMPUTATION USING MAXIMUM CAPITAL GAINS RATES
    28% RATE GAIN:…………………………………………………..$0.00
    UNRECAPTURED SECT: 1250 GAIN:……………………………………..$0.00
    SCH D 15% TAX CMPTR:……………………………………………$734.40
    CAPITAL GAINS LESS INVEST INCOME PER COMPUTER:………………………$0.00
    CAP GAINS TENTATIVE AMT PER COMPUTER (1):……………………….$4,896.00
    CAP GAINS TAX AMT PER COMPUTER (1):……………………………$24,928.24
    CAP GAINS TENTATIVE AMT PER COMPUTER (2):…………………………..$0.00
    CAP GAINS TAX AMT PER COMPUTER (5):………………………………..$0.00
    CAP GAINS TAX AMT PER COMPUTER (6):………………………………..$0.00
    SCHEDULE D TAX PER COMPUTER:………………………………….$25,662.64
    Form 4684–Casualties and Thefts
    GROSS CASUALTY AND THEFT LOSS:…………………………………$5,400.00
    CASUALTY THEFT LOSS PERCENTAGE PER COMPUTER:……………………$19,524.00
    TOTAL CASUALTY THEFT LOSS PER COMPUTER:…………………………….$0.00
    Form 6251–Alternative Minimum Tax-Individuals
    MEDICAL AND DENTAL:………………………………………………$0.00
    CERTAIN HOME MORTGAGE INTEREST:……………………………………$0.00
    INVESTMENT INTEREST EXPENSE:…………………………………….$-38.00
    DEPLETION:………………………………………………………$0.00
    NET OPERATING LOSS DEDUCTION:……………………………………..$0.00
    TAX EXMT INT FROM PRIV ACT BONDS:………………………………….$0.00
    QUALIFIED SMALL BUSINESS STOCK:……………………………………$0.00
    INCENTIVE STOCK OPTIONS:………………………………………….$0.00
    ESTATE/TRUST BENEFICIARIES:……………………………………….$0.00
    ELECTING LARGE PARTNERSHIPS:………………………………………$0.00
    ADJUSTED GAIN OR LOSS:……………………………………………$0.00
    DEPRECIATION OF PROPERTY:…………………………………………$0.00
    PASSIVE ACTIVITY LOSS:……………………………………………$0.00
    LOSS LIMITATIONS:………………………………………………..$0.00
    CIRCULATION COSTS:……………………………………………….$0.00
    LONG TERM CONTRACTS:……………………………………………..$0.00
    MINING COSTS:……………………………………………………$0.00
    RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL COSTS:…………………………………..$0.00
    INSTALLMENT SALES INCOME:…………………………………………$0.00
    INTANGIBLE DRILLING COSTS:………………………………………..$0.00
    OTHER:………………………………………………………….$0.00
    ALT TAX NET OPERATING LOSS:……………………………………….$0.00
    ALT MINIMUM TAX FOREIGN TAX CR:……………………………………$0.00
    Form 8863 – Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits)
    PART III – ALLOWABLE EDUCATION CREDITS
    GROSS EDUCATION CR PER COMPUTER:…………………………………..$0.00
    TOTAL EDUCATION CREDIT AMOUNT:…………………………………….$0.00
    TOTAL EDUCATION CREDIT AMOUNT PER COMPUTER:…………………………$0.00
    This Product Contains Sensitive Taxpayer Data

  31. I received a letter regarding my Medicare premium the amount does not reflect my past or current financial situation I am divorced & received money from my retirement account to cover unexpected bills the money is no longer available & never will be again. Please lower my monthly amount back to normal. Thanks. God bless.

    • Hello Ernest. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  32. We are looking for an appeal on the increase on Medicare part B & D because of out income for 2017 of $289,397. The sum of $189,000 was from our retirement account on January2, 2017 to pay for our house purchased on January 5, 2017, this was a one time withdrawl in retirement. Our income will be about $125,000 for 2018. Please advise as to what we need to do to get this adjusted.

  33. This doesn’t link to the appeal website nor does it tell me how to proceed with a non-medical appeal. Where is the step-by-step process? I will keep searching.

    • Hello Joan. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you in this matter. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  34. I recently received a letter relating to IRMAA. The letter informs me that I can appeal the decision on-line. However I am unable to locate a link to register the appeal. I do see a link for appealing a non-medical claim which I believe this to be, but the form/information appear to relate to denial of SSI benefits etc. So the website is confusing as to where I should go to file the appeal.

  35. The new Benefit Amount reads I will get 1,264 beginning January, 2019. I already get 1280. Even if the medical insurance went up, I think I should be getting the same or more with a 2.8% increase for 2019.

    Thank you
    Charlotte Frye SS *** – ** – ***
    email – cfrye1onrdg@comcast.net

  36. Charlotte Frye *** – ** – ***
    I just sent an email to you appealing the New Benefit
    Amount. I’m sorry, I quoted my pension amount of 1280 instead of my Social Security amount. Please disregard my previous complaint.

  37. New benefit amount does not reflect change I signed up for on my Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. It is supposed to be Well-Care @ $15.50 per month.

    • Hello Judith. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  38. Please register my appeal to the increased medicare premium for 2019 because of “a scheduled reorganization of an employers pension plan”

    • Hello George. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. You will need to speak to one of our agents. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  39. I am questioning the amount I will be paying for prescription insurave in 2019. My letter states the amount as $73.20. United Health Care states my premium as $66.10. I would like to know why the difference. I was formally with Humana and now will be withh United Health Care. I already have my new insurance card and all my paper work, so I am sure of my new enrollment. If you could please let me know when this difference will be corrected, I would greatly appreciate an answer. Thank You

  40. Why should my social security benefits be deducted ? I always have my Medicare Medical Insurance since the beginning. In fact I received my new Medicare Health Insurance last September of 2018 with the new number. Why are we older people be given a hard time to get our benefits ? We worked hard for so many years and our salary has been deducted now that we are going to get there are some deductions. I don’t think it is fair for us retired people. I sent my appeal letter about this about three months ago, but I did not get a reply until now.

  41. Hi, my name is Michael Chukwuemeka Dike, SS#: *** – ** – ***, DOB: 09/24/1980. In the first place, I’m disabled and on SSI, and was not supposed to be ordered to pay Child support, but the Family court Judge ordered me to pay $252.00 in Child support. Initially, I didn’t pay because I thought the order won’t be enforced because of my condition and also being on SSI, but to my dismay, the order was enforced and the amount was authomatically deducted from my SSI. But, recently, Child support contacted me that my case is eligible for closure and requeted for a letter from my doctor claiming that I’m permanently disabled. I’ve since sent them the doctors letter and I’ve talked with them several times and I was informed that they’ve stopped enforcement on my case and therefore, I should be getting my complete SSI. So in essence, I’m so shocked that Social Security is not taking action as respects to the closure/non-enforcements on my case. So I am hereby appealing this decision. Thank you.

    • Hello Michael. We can withhold Social Security benefits to enforce your legal obligation to pay child support, alimony or restitution. State laws determine a valid garnishment order. By law, we garnish current and continuing monthly benefits.
      You cannot appeal to Social Security for implementing garnishment orders. If you disagree with the garnishment, contact an attorney or representative where the court issued the order.
      In cases such as in your situation, you will need to go to your local Social Security office with a new court order that changes the garnishment of your Social Security benefits. We hope this information helps!

  42. Hello;
    I am Darlene Trotter, XXX Ln, Waukesha, WI 53188. I visited the SSA web Site, my Account today and found out my new cost of living adjusted monthly payment goes from $718/mo to $730/mo or +1.67%, thought the new rate would be +2.8% or $738/mo. Please review your calculations and adjust if $730/mo is a mistake. Thank you very much. I would appreciate an email explanation if I am not entitled to the full 2.8%.
    Darlene M. Trotter
    XXX
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    12-6-2018

    • Hello Darlene. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  43. I just received a letter (form SSA-4926-SM) in the mail . It states that my Medicare Medical Insurance is now $176.70-it was $137.00 –is this the normal increase? Also it shows I will be deducted $38.80 for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan which I have never had or elected to have. Please advise

    • Hello Victor. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  44. I Changed my drug plan from $73.80 TO A CHEEPER ONE . from the same company.for around $25.00 are you going to change the amount taken out?

    • Hello John. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. One of our representatives should be able to assist you in this matter. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  45. My husband passed away on Dept. 19th, 2018. I was told that I would get his social security in the amount of $1420/per month, as I do get benefits as a spouse.

    I recently received a notice from SS. stating that I would receive $834.00/month. I have all the paperwork required by SS, so please inform me as to why I received this latest notice.
    Thank you for your attention.

    • We are sorry for your loss, Peggy. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

  46. I rec. your notice 12/7/18 about not paying for my Medicare supp.premium, because of to much money in my husbands saving acct. We had a bad hail storm in Wray, co. I Oct 3017 it has taken a long time for people to get the repairs done and things ordered & people to do repairs. we had the money from the insurance co. in the savings acct. and it was 17,000.00 for trailer house, car & pickup. I guess I should had it cashed didn’t know what to do anyway it stayed in savings to long before people could get to do repairs. Also since then we have purchased hearing aides for my husband & I. Paid off credit cards to. so we have less than $10,000.00 between us. So could I go back to having Medicare pay for my supp?
    Thank You – Ruby Bliven 970-332-0933 home phone.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Ruby. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about your Medicare premium payments, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  47. My daughter Adriana Alessi (SS # ) does not require Medicare Medical Insurance deduction in the amount of $135.50 at this time. Adriana Alessi will continue to receive benefits from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield through 2019 under my benefits plan.I am employed by NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola N.Y. My health plan member ID # is .

  48. I am writing about my recent COLA adjustment.. I want to know what happens to the odd change in figuring the final amount I am to receive, In this case is sixty one cents.

  49. I changed part D RX plan. They will bill me.Current letter explaining 2019 benefits is still deducting $71.00 for prescription drug plan. Should have 0 charge..

    • Thank you for contacting us, Christina. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about your benefit amount, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  50. Please explain my 2019 Benefit amounts. I have a Medicare Advantage plan Ucare of Minnesota that is 96.00 that includes parts C&D. I question the 26.90 charge for D and the increase of 49.60 increase for the Medicare insurance. Please compare 2018 & 2019 Benefit statements Thank-you

    • Thank you for contacting us, Rochelle. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about your benefit amounts, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  51. I was receiving $563 a month in Social security benefits. I thought I would get a 2.8% raise but all I will be getting is $4.00. The way I figure it 2.8% of $563 is $15.76. Why the big difference????

    • Hello Gloria. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  52. UTTERLY useless website “Paid for at U.S. taxpayer expense”

    URL in SSA correspondence: 404-page not found.

    trying to question excessive withholding-option not available.

    Why offer this “appeal” option?????

    Any adults in charge of this website?

    • Sorry you are having trouble accessing our website, Robert. The site appears to be up and running!
      •You can appeal a recent medical decision; or
      •Appeal a non-medical decision; or
      •Check your appeal status using a my Social Security account.
      See “What You Can Do Online“. We hope you try again. Thanks!

  53. MY MEDICAL INURANCE STATEMENT REVEALED THAT MEDICARE DID NOT ,REPEAT , DID NOT DEDUCT MY MEDICARE MEDICAL INSURANCE PAYMENT . DUE YOU.
    ALSO I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY NEW MEDICARE CARD. IS HERE A CONNECTION ? I AM GREATLY CONCERNED ESPECIALLY SINCE MY MEDICARE CARD IS MISSING .

  54. P;EASE DEDUCT MY PAYMENT FOR MEDICARE MEDICAL INSURANCE DUE YOU AND PLEASE SEND MY NEW MEDICARE CARD WHICH IS LONG OVERDUE .

  55. I received a 2.8% increase on my Social Security based on the cost of living. But the increase for the Medicare Plan also is much higher making my monthly SS.income less than last year. In other words the 2.8% increase is not real, or there is a mistake somewhere along the line. Please explain to me so I can understand.
    Thank you for your excellent service.

  56. I received a computer generated letter from the SSA today which is 12-13-2018. The letter stated I would receive a 2.8 % increase in my benefits on or about January 9.2019. The amount you show me receiving is
    $309.00 after my deductions. That is what I received all of 2018. So where is my 2.8%$ increase in benefits

  57. my wifes benefits do not seem right. we are suppose to get a 2.8% raise,but it give her the same amount as last year. No increase. the amount in question is 412.00

    • Hi Linda. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  58. I’m signed up for my Medicare through Chevron. They said that they would pay a % and I pay the difference. So I’m a little confused. Please help me understand the situation.

  59. I have a Medicare Advantage Plan 2 now and I will be switching to plan 1 in 2019. Why am I having to pay for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in 2019?

    • Thank you for contacting us, Alice. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about Medicare premiums being withheld from your Social Security, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  60. I just received the form with your new benefit amount with the increase of 2.8%. Odd thing is that the amount received is exactly the same as before. Can you explain this please?

    • Hi Larry. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  61. Question/Appeal, please:
    In a letter dated November 21
    (BNC# 18IB569F95045-A), it indicated that I’ll be incurring a $40.70 late filing surcharge in 2019 for Medicare Part B.

    1. I don’t know if this would matter, but I believe this relates back to June, 2016 when I first went on Medicare Part B – the reason being, my company at that time, removed my healthcare insurance, thus I had no choice to seek coverage mid year.
    2. The company then did an about-face in March of 2017 and put me back on their company coverage.

    I’m writing to see if the $40.70 charge can be waived? If not, how long will I be charged the $40.70? For all of 2019?
    Thank you.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Paul. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about your surcharge, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  62. New benefit amount says an increase of 2.8% in 2019 because of a rise in the cost of living, however nothing changed Will continue to recieve$451

    • Hi Norene. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  63. So how do I do it? there appears to be no link to online non medical appeals. This is the most confusing website I’ve seen in years– and it’s for seniors? what a cruel joke this is.

  64. Everyone at least got a $20 raise— why did I get only a $3 raise that’s ridiculous!! I know I Worked part time but 2.8% should be more than $3–that’s a cost of living raise? The price of milk goes up everyday!

  65. Dear sir/madame,

    I ould like to cancel my medical insurance, if necessary because deduction of 135 dollars is too much on my retirement benefit, thank you so much.

  66. As of January 1,2019 I am not having my prescription drug plan deducted from my social security benefits. In a previous letter without my prescription plan being deducted my payment will be 2,104.

  67. My name is Donald L. Meier, SSN478-40-6330. 825 51st Ave. Greeley, CO 80634. Just received info on changes to my social security annuity. The change is: There is no change. I will receive the same amount I have for the last several years. Could you please explain why I do not qualify for an increase> Thanks

  68. The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan is not included in the supplement I chose. My amount should not have a prescription plan amount.

  69. my new 2019 benefit does not reflect my additional 8% increase for delaying my benefits from January to July of 2018. How do I get this corrected?

  70. I am appealing my new SS amount for 2019.
    You show $593.50 before deductions
    You show $133.50 for Medicare Medical ins.
    You show the total of my check at $460.00
    Please recheck the figures. I find different figures on 610.12
    135.50
    with a total check for 474.62. Please advise

  71. My social security amount remains the same as last year even though it’s supposed to be increased 2.8% in 2019 because of a rise in the cost of living.
    Beneficiary’s name: Greg W. Buse

  72. My new benefit amount shows $145.70 being deducted for Medicare Medical Insurance and I believe it should be $135.50. Also you show $15.80 for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and that should be covered by United Healthcare according to my insurance representative. Please let me know why the discrepancy as opposed to my friends who have the same coverage as me.

  73. I received form SSA-4926-SM 91-2019, it stated I
    would receive a 2.8% increase. The amount did not increase, I wan’t to know why.

  74. I received my Social Security benefits statement and am wondering why my amount deducted for Medicare Medical Insurance in the amount of $135.50 while last year it was only $80.00. On my letter from you it was addressed to Barbara Martin and that was an error somehow which was incorrect.

  75. Received my social security statement for 2019 and I don’t understand why my medicare insurance raised $14.70? I didn’t think it was raising for 2019.

  76. Appeal a decision based on holding two months of social security overpayment. Instead of you holding my paychecks, may I make payment arrangements

  77. I submitted request for discontinuation of the Medicare coverage and the charge for it. The request was submitted in our local SS office in the beginning of October 2018 in San Marcos, CA office.
    Until this day SS Administration keeps reducing my check for the cost of Medicare.
    I am traveling – visiting my children and grandchildren in Australia and Europe and I need that money for travelers insurance. Medicare cannot cover / protect me outside the US.
    Why is my request ignored?

  78. I just got my new rate for ss payment, and I believe that the rate is not 2.8%. I am only getting on the new rate a $6.00 raise, and 2.8% of 599.00 is 16.00. I calculated my husbands and his is right . 952.00x 2.8% is 26.00, he is getting $24.00 more, I am wondering why?
    My ss# ends in 5538 Thank you Barbara Walthier

  79. my name. fernando vazquez ayala, my ssn is 351486513 i received a ssa-4926-sm-f- (1-2019), and i noticed that iam paying for medicare medical insurance, i never used medicare since i start collecting my ss pension, i still have to pay even if i dont used, i have a insurance in mexico thru my wife in mexico, i be glad if you can help my thanks.

  80. I was drawing my husbands ss, but now I am 70 and they told me I would draw my own ss in janurary and receive extra 85,00 dollars, my name is ruth l moody, ss number xxx-xx-xxxx, I did not receive my 85.00 and I need this badly, please let me have my extra money thanks

    • Hello Ruth. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  81. in October I wAS TOLD, I ONLY HAVE 300.00 FOR GRO ALL MONTHas told I would if I file on my own ss I would receive 85.00 extra,i was draw widows benefits number, now filed under mine *** – ** – ***, I did not receive extra money, RUTH L MOODY, PLEASE FIX THIS, I NEED THE MONEY

    • Hello Ruth. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot provide assistance in this matter. One of our representatives should be able to assist you and provide an explanation.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  82. I ONLY WISH THE INCREASE BY 2.8% OF MY S.S. BENEFITS WOULD REACH, AT LEAST, U.S.$700.00, INSTEAD OF THE 680.00. YOU KNOW THIS U:S:$680.00 IS NOT ENOUGH TO COVER ALL THE MEDICINE AND FOOD AND BASIC EXPENSES THAT I HAVE AT MY AGE. IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO CHECK IT OUT, YOU’LL SEE WHAT I MEAN. I HOPE I WOULD HEAR FROM YOU WITH A POSITIVE ANSWER. I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. Y.T.
    JANITZA A. FARRELL
    Calle 2nda. #E-16
    Altos Arroyo Hondo 2ndo.
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  83. You said that I would get a .028 percent raise in 2019. I had received $ 516 in 2018, and am still getting $ 516 in 20019. Where is my ,028 raise ?

    ss# *** – ** – ***

    • Hi Lilly. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  84. Hi. I would like to appeal my medicare payment amounts. Our income has been reduced below the $180 K . We had a commercial lease that expired in 2018. so our income has gone way down. Your letter said I have 60 days to appeal. does this email count as a start to the appeal. and how do i appeal. thank you.

  85. I have called several times and stayed on hold waiting up to 3 hours and having to hang up. I have written 2 previous letters asking for help with no response . For some reason I have a deduction for voluntary federal tax withholding. I do not want this and have been trying to have it stopped for a year. Please contact me I need help with this I get so little I do without things each month. They are deducting 71.50.

  86. I have been living outside of the US and have only used my Medicare Medical Insurance only once in over 20 years. I want to delete the insurance since I have been paying all my medical bills from my own funds.

  87. On my most recent SSA statement, a new deduction for Medicare Medical Insurance has been added * I am on Medicaid as of September 2018 * am I required to pay for this insurance *

  88. I would like to know why my Medicare insurance increased so much from 2017. It has gone up a considerable amount.

    Thank you for a reply.

    • Hi, Helen. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask members of our Blog Community to contact their local Social Security office for assistance with specific questions about their case. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents for further guidance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. We hope this is resolved soon.

  89. Hello,
    Last year (2018) I filed an appeal to have the IRMAA increase removed and was approved for both Part B and Part D. Is there anyway, in order to save time and effort to have last years information carryover to 2019?

    • Hi, Thomas. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask members of our Blog Community to contact their local Social Security office for assistance with specific questions about their case. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents for further guidance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. Thanks.

  90. My insurance company tells me I did not sign up for for Medicare part B. I have always signed up for Part B sense I was 63. I think I did signup for Part B. If I did not it was a mistake. I always want B. Please check my App. and advise.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Martin. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To check on your Medicare status, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  91. My net benefit has been $713 since 2016 (no increase). Would you please help me understand the 2019 increase? I am going from $713 to only $725 or 1.683%, not 2.8% or $733. I hope you can increase my benefit and include January’s correction as well.

    • Hi Jamilee. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  92. I am appealing the decision to deny my extra help with my medical Medicare Part D. No one notified me that I would not be getting the help. I am on disability and cannot afford the prescriptions I need without the help and therefore will not be able to have the medication on need for my disability. I have struggled with this claim as the original claim was denied until I wiped out my savings and I did that as I had no income or benefits for 2 1/2 years. I had to reapply and then when I got help I could not get a job I lost my home and everything I had. I was homeless 3 times I no have a parttime job and you now are denying assistance and I have nothing the SSA made sure that I have nothing and now without warning you took away the help I need to get the medication I need. So I am appealing the decision.

  93. my name is Romeo C. G. Caoili Jr. my social security is *** – ** – ***, I am appealing to cancel my enrollment for medicare because i am in Thailand at present taking care of my Father-In-Law who is sick the first Medicare deduction was made on January 17, 2019. i sent an email the last time of December but i think you were not able to received it or maybe i email it on the wrong address,. Thank you very much for this matter

    • Hi, Romeo. We are sorry to hear about your father-in-law. To terminate your enrollment, we will help you submit a signed request for termination or Form CMS-1763. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires, when possible, a personal interview be conducted with everyone who wishes to terminate entitlement. Therefore, we do not offer form CMS-1763 online. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. For assistance outside of the U.S., please continue to work with your local Federal Benefits Unit. We hope this is resolved soon.

    • Hi Robert. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog.
      For information regarding your Medicare drug plan premium, contact us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or you may schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office to see a representative.
      We hope this helps. Thanks!

  94. If I don’t want to deduct from my SSA benefit check
    for Medicare Medical Insurance premium in the amount of $135.50 how can I apply for non-deduction
    insurance premium monthly basis from check ?
    Please let me know the right and accurate way to fix
    it. Any Special forms and where to send and so on.

  95. Hello SSA, Medicare Medical Insurance amounting to $135.50 was taken from my January benefit although I did not sign up for MMI last year as I am still covered under my wife’s policy with United Health Care. Please correct this.

  96. My social security monthly payment has been decreased by almost $100 per month, which is a big difference for me. I am retired and living on a fixed income. From what I understand this was done because my 2017 income was higher than usual. This was because I sold some stocks I had acquired as an employee of a large coompany I worked for between 1995 and 1998. I paid a large amount of taxes on that money in 2017, and if now feels as if I am being penalized for selling those stocks. My understanding is that my social security is based on my lifeltime earnings before I retired. If anything, with an increased income for one year and the high taxes I paid, my social security should be increased not decreased. Reducing my income appears punitive and unfair and I want to appeal this decision. I have tried to call your office several times and it has been impossible to reach anyone and I am concerned that the time period for appeal is going to expire. Will the appeal period be extended because of the government shutdown? Please advise me.

  97. Please review my 2.8% increase ,i was receiving $556.00 before the increase and on the letter i had receive from you it stay that i will receive $560.00 that does not look like a 2.8 % increase, thank you for your help in advance

  98. I have received my 2019 awards letter and I am questioning the net amount of the award.
    The amounts shown after medicare and prescription
    drugs deduction is $899.00.The amount of my
    direct deposit is only $865.00 less $34.00
    This is the same amout of the difference for 2018.
    willl you please advise the difference?
    Thank you,
    Judie M. Gookin
    Charlie@gookin.net
    ***-**-7974

    • Hello Judith. Unfortunately, your issue is a bit more than we can handle via this forum. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that you work directly with your local office on specific questions relating your case. We hope this is resolved soon. Thanks.

    • Hello, Judith. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask members in our Blog community to work with their local office with specific questions about their case. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this is resolved soon.

  99. When I received a notice from S.S. regarding my increase it was stated that I would receive $818.00 ,so when I check my Bessemer Credit Account I notice that only $800.00 which is lest than my December one. So please explain to me why it is. Thank you

  100. I received a letter saying I got a cola of 2.8%. The new amount for 2019 is 1947.00.
    The problem is that is what I received in 2018 (1947.00) it didn’t go up at all.
    What do I do I’ve looked through this website till my eyes hurt.

    • Hi Bill. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov

  101. My net monthly benefit last year was $1191.00. Despite the increase of 2.8% and the increase in monthly Medicare, my 2019 net benefit was reduced to $1122.00. My husbands net is $2381.00. I do not understand the monthly reduction of $69.00?

    I am Eloise C Murray
    SS# *** – ** – ***
    eloisemurray@msn.com

    • Hi Eloise. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

      For a specific explanation pertaining to your situation, please contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  102. Received new cola adjustment 2.8%. Unfortunately i was receiving 669.00 each month and multiplied that amount by 1.028 and shows the amount of 688.00. However only received the amount of 678.00. Why the difference?

    • Hi Jeannine. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. The Social Security Act contains a “hold harmless” provision that protects most beneficiaries. The amount of the benefit will stay the same even though the Medicare Part B premium increases. For information about Medicare premiums in 2019, visit http://www.medicare.gov.

  103. You billed me again for plan B,I canceled plan B months ago.You refunded the payment for last month ,but you billed me again, please refund the payment asap and stop billing me for plan B .

    • Thank you for contacting us, Debra. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot assist you.

      To inquire about your Medicare premiums, you will have to contact your local office or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  104. I filed an IRMAA appeal over 30 days ago and have heard nothing. I used the forms and envelope supplied by me at the SSA office. The web site to check status doesn’t work, http://irmaa.bi.ssa.gov
    First appeal was approved for 2018 then reversed for 2018 and an overpayment was applied to my Jan 2019 SS payment. I appealed that in January and have not received notification. Can you help me?

  105. I received a letter from Social Security stating I requested
    another $32.50 from my Medicare.I DID NOT Request any thing like this. Already they are taking $135.50 out for Medicare Medical Insurance. What is this extra foe. I get an increase, then an amount is taken for Insurance. What is going on here? I was born in the United States 83 years ago and paid into Social Security. Now I am widowed and need every penny I saved for. PLEASE someone give me an answer. Barbara Kuhn

    • Hi, Barbara. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  106. I have been denied my Part D coverage by Medicare. The denial letter states “this decision is final and can’t be appealed.”. It is necessary for me to contact my Senators to report this issue. I am now not offered any possible Part D coverage until January 2020 because my agent failed to tell me that I would NOT be able to arrange autopayments for the premiums. I believed he did this and ignored the requests for premium payments because I believed my bank statements reflected they were paid. We did give the agent a blank check with VOID on it but he said, “I don’t need one from you Nancy.” I inferred that since my name is on the check the process would be handled by him as PREVIOUS years. He now disavows any responsibility for this. I am now facing financial ruin for the remainder of the year. I was told that I could enroll now only if I could find a 5-Star Plan. Your website does not show me this. I am now completely uncovered for RX coverage and will have to discontinue about half of my medications. I am perfectly capable of paying premiums but this phony enrollment period exception prevents me from shopping for a plan like other people can.

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