We can make a new initial determination of your 2007 Medicare Part B premium. Ordinarily, we will not make a new initial determination for a prior year. There is one exception; if any "life-changing" event causing the reduction in modified adjusted gross income occurs in the last three months of the calendar year and the request for a new initial determination is received by March 31st of the following year, we can make a new initial determination. You will need to request a new initial determination and provide proof of the divorce (or other life-changing event) and tax information for 2007.
Life changing events include the following:
- Death of spouse
- Divorce or annulment
- Work reduction
- Work stoppage
- Reduction in income due to loss of income-producing property
- Reduction in or loss of certain forms of pension income
If you wish to report a life changing event, please call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 or your local Social Security office. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.
Contacting Social Security
For more information, visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov/mediinfo.htm or call toll-free, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
To learn more about Medicare Part B coverage, visit www.medicare.gov or call -800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048).