TN 2 (02-91)
HI 00901.105 Attainment Cases - Card Issuance
Attainment cases are those in which a beneficiary was on the MBR prior to entitlement to HI benefits.
A HI record showing entitlement to Part A and Part B benefits is automatically established for all individuals who are on the MBR and,
have been entitled to disability benefits for 21 months, or,
reach the 3rd month prior to their attainment of age 65.
At this time, a HI card is mailed showing an effective date for Part A and Part B entitlement. Instructions tell the beneficiary who does not want Part B to:
check the appropriate box,
sign where indicated, and,
return the card to SSA before the effective date shown on the card.
When SSA receives a card from a beneficiary who does not want Part B, Part B entitlement is removed from the MBR and HI record. A new card showing Part A entitlement only is then issued to the beneficiary.
Non-receipt Cases: HI 00901.225
Non-receipt Cases - RRB Involvement: HI 00901.165