Social Security Q&A: Errors on application can be fixed with call

Social Security Q&A: Errors on application can be fixed with call
Modified: February 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm •  Published: February 17, 2013
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Q: In talking with my son, I found out that he submitted incorrect information about my resources when he completed my Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. How can I get my application changed now to show the correct amount?

A: You can call (800) 772-1213 and let us know. Or you can contact your local Social Security office. Find it by going to www.socialsecurity.gov/locator/. Data on your application will be matched with data from other federal agencies. If there is a discrepancy that requires verification, we will contact you.

Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp.

This column was prepared by the Social Security Administration. For fast answers to specific Social Security questions, contact Social Security toll-free at (800) 772-1213.