What Documents Do I Need to Apply for Medicare?
When you are applying for Medicare and filing your application, specific documents will need to be submitted with the Medicare Application. Documents you provide are necessary to help determine a person’s citizenship status. Other documents are required for age, past employment, and military status. Always provide original documents with the Medicare application unless the request states otherwise. Different documents may be needed depending on your circumstances. Your Medicare eligibility is determined after you have completed all the documents and submitted them for file processing.
What Documents Need to Be Presented With My Medicare Application?
You will need to provide these documents as your Medicare administrator will request them.
- Birth Certificate – original copy
- SSC – Social Security Card
- Military Discharge Documents
- W-2 Forms
All documents that are requested may not apply to your unique situation. If so, write “Non-Applicable” when a specified request for the documentation is made on the application.
The Medicare office must verify many aspects of each person’s application before being processed. This must all be done before any decision can be made regarding your Medicare application.
Will There Be Additional Information Required by Medicare?
The application asks for your social security number, marital status, place of birth, what wages you have earned, any alias names you might have, and the names of your unmarried children under the age of 18. In addition, they will ask if you have a criminal record. So, you will want to be prepared if the Medicare administrator requests you provide additional information to clarify the documents you have provided.