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Does it cost anything to order a Medicare replacement card?

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There are no costs associated with ordering a replacement Medicare card. Replacement cards can be ordered by contacting the Social Security Administration by phone at 1-800-772-1213 or by using the online form at the official Social Security Administration website.

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If individuals lose their Medicare cards or if it is stolen, they can visit their local Social Security Administration office to get an immediate letter that allows them to see a doctor or fill a prescription. Replacement cards generally arrive within 30 days of requests, and a letter of proof can be sent within 10 days in the case of emergencies. If a new card is needed due to a move, individuals should contact the SSA as soon as possible.

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