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Check Amount on Social Security Disability Award Letter



 
"My award letter gives me an amount I will receive minus medical deductions that are deducted monthly - Why is my check amount different?

Ex - awards letter says - 757.90 before any deductions - 99.90 deducted for medical insurance premiums every month -

Social security check amount - 559.30 - that is a 100.00 difference -

Thanks




You stated that your award letter stated that your monthly Social Security Disability amount was 757.90 before any deductions and they were going to take out 99.90 per month for your Medicare part B premium which should leave you with an actual benefit amount of about 659.00.

I would say the lower amount you received had two Medicare part B payments taken out of it. Medicare premiums are taken for the month previous of coverage, so it would appear that they took out the premium for your month of entitlement and another payment for the next month of coverage. Your ongoing check should be about 659.00 after your Medicare premium is deducted."








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