Social Security Administration

Data for Medicare Replacement Card

-Applications filed via the Internet-

Last updated on July 11, 2016

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This dataset contains fiscal year data from 2008 onward and is currently available in the following formats:



The goal of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to improve core services provided to the public and provide alternative methods for conducting business with the agency. In support of this goal, SSA provides a wide range of Internet services to allow the public to conduct business via this widely used medium. For example, SSA offers members of the public who receive benefits the opportunity to obtain a replacement Medicare Card via the Internet. Our goal is to make it easier and faster for individuals to request a Medicare Replacement Card via the Internet from the comfort and convenience of their homes or offices.


Agency Program Description

The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers a number of online applications that provide beneficiaries an alternative to visiting the office. In order to use the Medicare Replacement Card application, a beneficiary must be receiving Medicare benefits. Once the online application is completed, SSA will mail a replacement card to the beneficiary in about 30 days.  If the beneficiary has moved and has not reported this to SSA, he/she will need to report this change before the replacement card application is processed.

Dataset Description

This dataset provides monthly volumes at the national level from federal fiscal year 2008 onwards for Internet Medicare Replacement Card.

Federal Fiscal Year Field A
Month(by District Office Workload Report Month) Field B
Internet Social Security Medicare Replacement Card Applications Field C
Comments Field D

The dataset includes only Internet Medicare Replacement Card transactions. It should be noted that, in addition to using our online Internet Medicare Replacement Card application, the public might request a replacement card by calling our 800 number, visiting a field office, or mailing us the request. This data set pertains only to the online alternative.

Data Collection Description

We get internet front-end activity counts from SSA's Online Medicare Replacement Card Application. We capture the transactions when public users access the application. We store the transactions nightly in the Electronic Services Operational Data Store (ODS). The next day we take the data from the ODS and store it in the Data Warehouse.

Data Dictionary

Field A: Federal Fiscal Year, a federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.

Field B: Month (by District Office Workload Reporting Month), the reporting month  indicates the month the data was produced. Reporting months are administratively set reporting periods and do not necessarily correspond exactly to calendar months.

Field C: Internet Social Security Medicare Replacement Card Applications, indicates the number of Medicare replacement card applications submitted via the Internet.

Field D: Comments, includes information about a particular month’s data collection and/or reporting.