Do you have an important procedure scheduled at the hospital or the doctor’s in the near future, but you can’t find your Medicare card? You’ll need to replace your card. What is the easiest way to do that?
Use your my Social Security account to request a replacement. If you don’t have an account, you can get one here: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. If you receive Social Security benefits (retirement, spouse’s, disability, or widow or widower’s benefits)., you can use the my Social Security service to get another Medicare card. If the only check you receive is Supplemental Security Income, you cannot use this service. If you get both Social Security and have Medicare and also get Supplemental Security Income, then you can use this service to get a replacement card. You had to have received benefits in the preceding calendar year.
You would access your my Social Security account and select the Replacement Documents tab. Then choose Mail my Replacement Medicare Card. It will take about 30 days to receive your card in the mail. We use the address we have on record for you which is a good reason to keep your address current with us.
If you need proof sooner, you can get a benefit verification letter online immediately using your my Social Security account. It will give the date(s) you became eligible for Medicare, what parts of Medicare you have and how much you pay for the premium if you have Part B. This might be useful if you need verification sooner than when the replacement card arrives.
That is how easy it can be to get a replacement Medicare card. And you never left the comfort of your home.