Lost or Damaged Medicare card?
Your red, white, and blue Medicare card is proof that you are enrolled in Original Medicare. It is the most important piece of identification you own as a Medicare beneficiary, and you will generally need your Medicare card in order to receive Medicare-covered services. Needing to replace your card? There are a few reasons someone might need or want to replace their card.
Reasons to get a new medicare card.
If your card is lost, stolen, or damaged you will need to get a replacement card. If you have changed your address just before your card’s expiry you’ll need to request a replacement card.Medicare will send you a new Medicare card before your card expires. your new card will be sent a month before the old one expires.
If your card expired
If your card expired more than 6 months ago, you will need to visit your local service centre to request a replacement card. You’ll need to provide identity documents, such as your drivers licence, and you may need to confirm your residency with a document such as your utility bill, rental agreement or employment contract.
How to get your replacement Medicare Card
you can replace it by calling the National Social Security Hotline at 800-772-1213. You can also apply for a new card online or go to your local Social Security office.
To get a new card, you will need to provide your
- name as it appears on your most recent Social Security card;
- Social Security number; and
- date of birth.
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