POMS Reference

HI 01001: Supplementary Medical Insurance

TN 25 (01-04)

Northeastern Program Service Center
1 Jamaica Center Plaza
Jamaica, New York 11432-3898

      Date: October 16, 1997


John Doe
1212 Oak Street
Alexandria, VA ZIP

Your State or local government retirement system will no longer pay your Medicare medical insurance late enrollment surcharge after MM/YYYY. You must pay the premium surcharge beginning MMYYYY. This surcharge is in addition to the basic Medicare premium you pay now.


What We Plan To Do


We will deduct the combined premium surcharge and the basic Medicare Part B premium of $XX.XX from your monthly payment. After we deduct this amount, you will receive a monthly benefit payment of $XXX.XX around MM/DD/YYYY. Below we tell you what to do if you disagree with this change in the amount of your monthly payment.


If You Disagree With The Decision


If you disagree with the change we have made to your monthly payment, you have the right to appeal. We will review your case again and consider any new facts you have. A person who did not make the first decision will decide your case.


  • You have 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • The 60 days start the day after you receive this letter. We assume you got this letter 5 days after the date on it unless you show us that you did not get it within the 5-day period.

  • You must have a good reason if you wait more than 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • You have to ask for an appeal in writing. We will ask you to sign a Form SSA-561-U2, called

    [ ] Request for Reconsideration.

    [ ] Contact one of our offices if you want help.


If You Have Any Questions


If you have any questions about the State or local government retirement system, please contact that office.


If you have any questions about Medicare, you may call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213, or call your local Social Security office. The office that serves your area is located at:

District Office
Suite 220
6295 Edsall Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help us answer your questions. Also, if you plan to visit an office, you may call ahead to make an appointment. This will help us serve you more quickly when you arrive at the office.

Assistant Regional Commissioner,

Processing Center Operations