HI 00630.020 Initial Enrollment Procedures - Foreign Beneficiaries on the Social Security Rolls Approaching Age 65 or Disabled for 24 Months

Foreign beneficiaries who are within 3 months of reaching age 65 or disabled beneficiaries who will have been entitled for 24 months within 3 months are notified of their eligibility for SMI by Office of Central Records Operations (OCRO). SSA Publication No. 05-10005, “A Message About Medicare...for Social Security Beneficiaries Living Outside the U.S.,” and SSA Publication No. 05-10014, “Basic Facts About Medicare and Other Health Insurance,” and an inquiry card, HCFA-1739, are sent to each beneficiary. OCRO simultaneously prepares and forwards to INTPSC a corresponding enrollment card (HCFA-40F) which shows the last month of the initial enrollment period in the upper margin on the face of the card. (The HCFA-1739 bears the same date.) The ending date of the initial enrollment period is always the last day of the month shown; the beginning is the first day of the seventh month prior to the closing date; e.g., an October 1983 notation would indicate that the initial enrollment period began on April 1, 1983, and ended on October 31, 1983. When the beneficiary returns the HCFA-1739, he is sent the corresponding HCFA-40F with a return envelope. The HCFA-40F will not be sent if a United States address is shown. (See HI 00630.050 B.)


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HI 00630.020 - Initial Enrollment Procedures - Foreign Beneficiaries on the Social Security Rolls Approaching Age 65 or Disabled for 24 Months - 09/15/1989
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/15/1989