Revision 21-1; Effective March 1, 2021

 

BIC Code Type of Beneficiary
A Primary Claimant
B Wife, 62 or older (1st claimant)
B1 Husband, 62 or older (1st claimant)
B2 Young wife with a child in her care (1st claimant)
B3 Wife, 62 or older (2nd claimant)
B4 Husband, 62 or older (2nd claimant)
B5 Young wife with a child in her care (2nd claimant)
B6 Divorced wife, 62 or older (1st claimant)
B7 Young wife with a child in her care (3rd claimant)
B8 Wife, 62 or older (3rd claimant)
B9 Divorced wife, 62 or older (2nd claimant)
BA Wife, 62 or older (4th claimant)
BD Wife, 62 or older (5th claimant)
BG Husband, 62 or older (3rd claimant)
BH Husband, 62 or older (4th claimant)
BJ Husband, 62 or older (5th claimant)
BK Young wife with a child in her care (4th claimant)
BL Young wife with a child in her care (5th claimant)
BN Divorced wife, 62 or older (3rd claimant)
BP Divorced wife, 62 or older (4th claimant)
BQ Divorced wife, 62 or older (5th claimant)
BR Divorced husband, 62 or older (1st claimant)
BT Divorced husband, 62 or older (2nd claimant)
BW Young husband with a child in his care (2nd claimant)
BY Young husband with a child in his care (1st claimant)
C1-C9 Child (minor, disabled or student)
CA-CK

Child (minor, disabled or student)

CA = C11, CB = C12, etc. See Note 1.

D Widow, 60 or older (1st claimant)
D1 Widower, 60 or older (1st claimant)
D2 Widow, 60 or older (2nd claimant)
D3 Widower, 60 or older (2nd claimant)
D4 Widow (remarried after turning 60) (1st claimant)
D5 Widower (remarried after turning 60) (1st claimant)
D6 Surviving divorced wife, 60 or older (1st claimant)
D7 Surviving divorced wife, 60 or older (2nd claimant)
D8 Widow, 60 or older (3rd claimant)
D9 Widow (remarried after turning 60) (2nd claimant)
DA Widow (remarried after turning 60) (3rd claimant)
DC Surviving divorced husband, 60 or older (1st claimant)
DD Widow, 60 or older (4th claimant)
DG Widow, 60 or older (5th claimant)
DH Widower, 60 or older (3rd claimant)
DJ Widower, 60 or older (4th claimant)
DK Widower, 60 or older (5th claimant)
DL Widow (remarried after turning 60) (4th claimant)
DM Surviving divorced husband, 60 or older (2nd claimant)
DN Widow (remarried after turning 60) (5th claimant)
DP Widower (remarried after turning 60) (2nd claimant)
DQ Widower (remarried after turning 60) (3rd claimant)
DR Widower (remarried after turning 60) (4th claimant)
DS Surviving divorced husband, 60 or older (3rd claimant)
DT Widower (remarried after turning 60) (5th claimant)
DV Surviving divorced wife, 60 or older (3rd claimant)
DW Surviving divorced wife, 60 or older (4th claimant)
DX Surviving divorced husband, 60 or older (4th claimant)
DY Surviving divorced wife, 60 or older (5th claimant)
DZ Surviving divorced husband, 60 or older (5th claimant)
E Mother (widow) (1st claimant)
E1 Surviving divorced mother (1st claimant)
E2 Mother (widow) (2nd claimant)
E3 Surviving divorced mother (2nd claimant)
E4 Father (widower) (1st claimant)
E5 Surviving divorced father (1st claimant)
E6 Father (widower) (2nd claimant)
E7 Mother (widow) (3rd claimant)
E8 Mother (widow) (4th claimant)
E9 Surviving divorced father (2nd claimant)
EA Mother (widow) (5th claimant)
EB Surviving divorced mother (3rd claimant)
EC Surviving divorced mother (4th claimant)
ED Surviving divorced mother (5th claimant)
EF Father (widower) (3rd claimant)
EG Father (widower) (4th claimant)
EH Father (widower) (5th claimant)
EJ Surviving divorced father (3rd claimant)
EK Surviving divorced father (4th claimant)
EM Surviving divorced father (5th claimant)
F1 Father
F2 Mother
F3 Stepfather
F4 Stepmother
F5 Adopting father
F6 Adopting mother
F7 Second alleged father
F8 Second alleged mother
G1-G9 Claimants of lump-sum death payments
J1 Primary PROUTY entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund) See Note 2
J2 Primary PROUTY entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
J3 Primary PROUTY not entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund)
J4 Primary PROUTY not entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
K1 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund)
K2 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
K3 PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund)
K4 PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
K5 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (2nd claimant) (General Fund)
K6 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (2nd claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
K7 PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (2nd claimant) (General Fund)
K8 PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (2nd claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
K9 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (3rd claimant) (General Fund)
KA PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (3rd claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
KB PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (3rd claimant) (General Fund)
KC PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (3rd claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
KD PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (4th claimant) (General Fund)
KE PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (4th claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
KF PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (4th claimant) (General Fund)
KG PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (4th claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
KH PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (5th claimant) (General Fund)
KJ PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (5th claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
KL PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (less than 3 Q.C.) (5th claimant) (General Fund)
KM PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (over 2 Q.C.) (5th claimant) (RSI Trust Fund)
LM Black lung miner (1st claimant)
LW Black lung miner's widow (1st claimant)
M Beneficiary not entitled to Title II or monthly benefits (Not qualified for automatic free Part A – HIB)
M1 Similar to M, but qualified for automatic free Part A – HIB, but elects to file for Part B – SMIB only
T
  • Fully insured beneficiaries who have elected entitlement only to HIB (usually but not always along with SMIB)
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) filing for Medicare only
  • Deemed insured (hospital insurance only)
T2-T9 Multiple eligible children (Medicare Qualified Government Employment (MQGE) childhood disability benefits) (2nd – 9th claimant)
TA MQGE primary beneficiary
TB MQGE aged spouse (1st claimant)
TC MQGE childhood disability benefits (1st claimant)
TD MQGE aged widow or widower (1st claimant)
TF MQGE father
TG, TH, TJ, TK Multiple eligible MQGE aged spouses
TL, TM, TN, TP Multiple eligible MQGE aged widow(er)s
TQ MQGE mother
TE, TR, TS, TT , TU Multiple eligible MQGE young widow(er)s
TV, TW, TX, TY, TZ Multiple eligible MQGE disabled widow(er)s
W Disabled widow, 50 or older (1st claimant)
W1 Disabled widower, 50 or older (1st claimant)
W2 Disabled widow, 50 or older (2nd claimant)
W3 Disabled widower, 50 or older (2nd claimant)
W4 Disabled widow, 50 or older 3rd claimant)
W5 Disabled widower, 50 or older 3rd claimant)
W6 Disabled surviving divorced wife (1st claimant)
W7 Disabled surviving divorced wife (2nd claimant)
W8 Disabled surviving divorced wife (3rd claimant)
W9 Disabled widow, 50 or older (4th claimant)
WB Disabled widower, 50 or older (4th claimant)
WC Disabled surviving divorced wife (4th claimant)
WF Disabled widow, 50 or older (5th claimant)
WG Disabled widower, 50 or older (5th claimant)
WJ Disabled surviving divorced wife (5th claimant)
WR Disabled surviving divorced husband (1st claimant)
WT Disabled surviving divorced husband (2nd claimant)

 

Note 1: Youngest child is assigned suffix "1." If there are more than nine children in an Eligibility Determination Group (EDG), the 10th child is coded with an A rather than 10, the 11th child is coded with a B, etc.

Note 2: Quarters of covered employment.