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My 68 year old brother needs 3 forms of ID for Medicaid. He has an old novelty SS card, A Medicare card, A birth certificate and a picture ID card that has been outdated since 1995 and the spelling of his last name is misspelled. The DMV will not accept what we have for ID To issue him a new one. My problem is he has been mentally disabled since 14 years old. He has never had a job, never filled taxes and has never had a credit card or owned any property. He is on Medicare but the number on his Medicare card does not match the number on his Novelty SS card. The number on his Medicare card matches my dad's SS number. Is this common for a son to collect on his fathers SS. Where do I go and who do I speak with to get him a picture ID with correct spelling and numbers to match so I can go forward with a Medicaid application.

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Debralee, it is possible for a disabled child to have benefits from the parent's SD, not parents SSI. It is also possible for that disabled child when an adult to continue to receive benefits that way, plus some SSI if the SS payments are very low.
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I suggest you take his Medicare card, birth certificate and whatever else ID you have and go with him to the Social Security office to get the correct SS card issued to him. While you get SS squared away I suggest you find our exactly what DMV needs to issue an ID. What Medicaid needs for eligibility is proof of citizenship (birth certificate will do) & proof of identity (picture ID issued by some governmental agency). A passport, if he ever had one, proves both concerns in one document. If you can't get a picture ID, find out if there are alternative methods to prove his identity, such as notarized statements from relatives, doctors, etc. Good luck.
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Does he have a passport? Also contact your local senior center. They may know if your local government issues senior ID cards.
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What is a novelty SS Card and where did he get it? I would call the Social Security Office and see what you can do about him getting issued his own SSI number. How he collecting under your father's SSI and not his is strange. What does the DMV need to issue him a state ID.
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Your brother would have collected SS on his fathers earnings since he was disabled before age 21. However, he should have his own separate SS#. There should be an award letter sent to him every year. He would have been a dependent on Dad's tax returns. There should be school records. Find what you can and contact the county DSS office for help.
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