TN 8 (11-93)

RS 01401.010 Medicare Qualified Government Employment (MQGE) Wages

A. Definition

MQGE wages are the wages of Federal, State and local government employees who are in positions mandatorily covered for Medicare (hospital insurance). They are not covered for old age, survivors and disability insurance.

REFERENCE: Public Law (P.L.) 99-272

B. Policy

SSA uses MQGE wages to make Medicare eligibility determinations and to certify those earnings to the Department of Treasury for purposes of crediting revenues to the HI trust fund MQGE wages are not used in retirement, survivor or disability benefit computations.

REFERENCE:

State and Local Government Employees, RS 01505.025


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RS 01401.010 - Medicare Qualified Government Employment (MQGE) Wages - 01/16/2009
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:01/16/2009