Hello, my brother and sister veterans. This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
After months of going through my personal documents, phone calls that went no where, double-speak and applications that mysteriously disappeared or did not arrive, I finally figured out that I don’t have to pay for Part B of Medicare out of my Social Security check. That’s because as a low-income veteran, any out-patient care that I may need in the future will be covered by the Veterans Administration medical system. There is a VA hospital about five blocks from my apartment building.
Part B of Medicare covers out-patient care. So do my veterans medical benefits.
So, veterans, find out what your medical benefits are. You may not need Medicare Part B. I don’t.
That means I will no longer have to pay $104.90 out of my Social Security check every month for a service that is covered by my veterans medical benefits. Don’t call Medicare. It is not in their interest for you to stop paying for Part B. Call the Veterans Administration first. If you have total out-patient coverage, then call Social Security. I can’t tell you what to do. I told Social Security that I no longer wanted them to take money out of my Social Security check to pay for Medicare Part B.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.