|I LOST MY MEDICARE CARD. HOW DO I GET A NEW ONE?
If you lose your card, contact your local Social Security office at 1-800-Medicare or visit the Medicare website immediately to get a new one.
Please protect your Medicare card just as you would a credit card. Your Medicare card in the wrong hands can be used to submit fraudulent claims.
I RECENTLY MOVED TO ANOTHER STATE. HOW DO I UPDATE MY ADDRESS WITH MEDICARE?
To protect you and ensure your receipt of your benefits, please let your Social Security office know that your address has changed.
The number for the Social Security Administration is 1-800-772-1213.
DOES MEDICARE PAY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?
Medicare does offer Part D prescription drug coverage to everyone on Medicare. In order to receive Medicare prescription drug coverage, you must join a plan run by an insurance company or other private company approved by Medicare. Each plan can vary in cost and drugs covered.
For more information regarding eligibility and facts pertaining to Medicare Part D coverage please visit the Medicare's Part D page.
ALTHOUGH I AM ABLE TO WALK, I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME WALKING LONG DISTANCES. WOULD MEDICARE ALLOW PAYMENT FOR A WHEELCHAIR OR POWER OPERATED VEHICLE (POV)?
Medicare wheelchair and POV coverage guidelines indicate that in order to allow payment for a wheelchair, a person with Medicare must be bed or chair-confined without the use of a wheelchair.
Furthermore in terms of POV all of the following criteria must be met:
You require a wheelchair to maneuver in your home;
You cannot operate a manual wheelchair;
You can safely operate the controls of a POV;
You can transfer safely to and from a POV and have adequate trunk stability to safely ride in a POV
You need a prescription from your physician prior to purchasing the POV, and the physician and supplier must complete a Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN).
HOW CAN CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR'S OFFICE HELP?
If you have an urgent need or can’t get the help you need from these resources, my office may be of assistance. However, I will need your written permission to help with most Medicare matters. Please click here for a printable version of the privacy authorization form and then fax or mail to the address listed on the form.
San Antonio Office
Rio Grande City Office