When you apply for Social Security or Medicare, you’ll receive a claim number from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This number is your original Social Security number with a claims code added at the end.

The SSA created this list to help you identify common claims codes and determine the type of benefits you’re receiving:

  • A—You’re receiving your own retirement benefits
  • B—You’re age 62 or older and receiving your husband’s benefits
  • B1—You’re age 62 or older and receiving your wife’s benefits
  • B2—You’re under age 62 and receiving your husband’s benefits to care for a child
  • B6—You’re receiving benefits from your ex-husband
  • C—You’re receiving benefits from your parents
  • D—You’re receiving widow’s benefits from your deceased husband
  • D1—You’re receiving widower’s benefits from your deceased wife
  • M—You haven’t worked enough and are receiving only Medicare Part B benefits
  • T—You haven’t worked enough and are receiving only Medicare Part A benefits
  • W—You’re disabled and receiving benefits from your deceased husband
  • W1—You’re disabled and receiving benefits from your deceased wife

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