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Why does my Medicare card have my deceased spouse's ss?

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July 08, 2012 3:12AM

Because you are receiving benefits as a survivor under your deceased spouse. So your medicare card would have your deceased spouse's social security number with the addition of one or two alphanumeric characters after it, such as DC, where D stands for deceased. Although it is your spouse's social security number, in the case of medicare, it is not a social security number, but rather, an identifying number.