Social Security offers retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits.
Medicare provides health insurance.
Because these services are often related, you may not know which agency to contact for help. The list below can help you quickly figure out where to go. Please share this list with family and friends; it can save them a lot of time.
SOCIAL SECURITY OR MEDICARE?
Q. How do I report a death?
A. Contact your local Social Security Office or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
Q. How can I check Medicare eligibility?