New entitlement cases are those where a beneficiary was not on the MBR prior to entitlement
to HI benefits.
Eligible individuals filing applications can expect to receive their HI cards approximately
6 weeks after the FO adjudicates the claim and forwards it to the PC.
The card will reflect the specific benefits applied for:
At the time the MBR is established, the PC sends the beneficiary an award notice which
specifies that it may be used as evidence of HI entitlement prior to receipt of the
After the MBR is established, the information is passed to the HI master tape (daily),
and the HI card is issued (weekly).