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teejay53

Dic And Medicare

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i was asked the following by my neighbor and i have searched the internet and i can't find an answer.

she receives dic and social security (drawing her husband's retirement) and has humana militiary prime insurance. she is 58 and disabled. she received her medicare card last week.

i would help with the following question:

will having medicare make her monthly dic benefit decrease or her tricare prime insurance either decrease or stop?

i thank you for your help.

have a happy new year!

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The relationship of Tricare to Medicare is found here:

http://www.tricare.mil/tfl/how_b.cfm

I know of no impact at all that Medicare, Tricare, or CHAMPVA could possibly make on a DIC benefit.

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will having medicare make her monthly dic benefit decrease or her tricare prime insurance either decrease or stop? As I understand things:

1. Having Medicare will not reduce your friend's DIC benefits.

2. Because she is now paying Medicare Part B premiums, her TriCare Prime premiums should stop and the current TriCare Prime will become TriCare Standard. She might note that the Medicare premium is far more expensive than TriCare Prime.

3. Medicare is now the primary payer and TriCare is the secondary payer.

There are discussions whether Part D is good or not. In the case of military retirees or survivors, I don't believe it is, particularly if there is a MTF close by.

i was asked the following by my neighbor and i have searched the internet and i can't find an answer.

she receives dic and social security (drawing her husband's retirement) and has humana militiary prime insurance. she is 58 and disabled. she received her medicare card last week.

i would help with the following question:

will having medicare make her monthly dic benefit decrease or her tricare prime insurance either decrease or stop?

i thank you for your help.

have a happy new year!

:mellow:

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i thank you very much for your help with this question. i will share this with my neighbor. h

ave a great new year!

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If her income is low enough Medicare waives the Part B charge but you have to ask for them to do that

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i am not sure what she receives each month but i will tell her this as well.

thank you

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