Beneficiary Identification Codes (BIC)

Created on: 
Mar 31 2016

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What are Beneficiary Identification Codes (BIC)?

BICs indicate the type of benefits a Social Security claimant receives and are used as Medicare claim numbers. These codes are not assigned to a claim number until the claimant applies for Social Security benefits. For example, if the Social Security number of the Primary Claimant is 999-99-9999 and they apply for retirement benefits, their BIC is A and their claim number is 999-99-9999A.

 

BIC

Source Code

Description
A SS Primary Claimant
B Aged wife, age 62 or over (1st Claimant)
B1 Aged husband, age 62 or over (1st Claimant)
B2 Young wife, with a child in her care (lst Claimant)
B3 Aged wife (2nd Claimant)
B4 Aged husband (2nd Claimant)
B5 Young wife (2nd Claimant)
B6 Divorced wife, age 62 or over (1st Claimant)
B7 Young wife (3rd Claimant)
B8 Aged wife (3rd Claimant)
B9 Divorced wife (2nd Claimant)
BA Aged wife (4th Claimant)
BD Aged wife (5th Claimant)
BG Aged husband (3rd Claimant)
BH Aged husband (4th Claimant)
BJ Aged husband (5th Claimant)
BK Young wife (4th Claimant)
BL Young wife (5th Claimant)
BN Divorced wife (3rd Claimant)
BP Divorced wife (4th Claimant)
BQ Divorced wife (5th Claimant)
BR Divorced Husband (1st Claimant)
BT Divorced Husband (2nd Claimant)
BW Young Husband (2nd Claimant)
BY Young Husband (1st Claimant)
C1 thru C9 and CA thru CK SD Child (minor child, disabled child or student child) CA=C11, CB=C12, etc.
C1 thru C9 SC Child - (minor child, disabled child or student child)
CA thru CK If age is greater than 18, SSI Status code shows terminated, and BENDEX Disability On-Set Date is prior to the beneficiary's 22nd Birthday
D SW Widow, age 60 or over (1st Claimant)
D1 Widower, age 60 or over (lst Claimant)
D2 Aged widow (2nd Claimant)
D3 Aged widower (2nd Claimant)
D4 Widow remarried after attaining age 60
D5 Widower remarried after attaining age 60
D6 SB Surviving divorced wife, age 60 or over (lst Claimant)
D7 Surviving divorced wife (2nd Claimant)
D8 SW Aged widow (3rd Claimant)
D9 Remarried widow (2nd Claimant)
DA Remarried widow (3rd Claimant)
DD Aged widow (4th Claimant)
DC SB Surviving divorced husband (1st Claimant)
DG SW Aged widow (5th Claimant)
DH Aged widower (3rd Claimant)
DJ Aged widower (4th Claimant)
DK Aged widower (5th Claimant)
DL Remarried widow (4th Claimant)
DM SB Surviving divorced husband (2nd Claimant)
DN SW Remarried widow (5th Claimant)
DP Remarried widower (2nd Claimant)
DQ Remarried widower (3rd Claimant)
DR Remarried widower (4th Claimant)
DS SB Surviving divorced husband (3rd Claimant)
DT SW Remarried widower (5th Claimant)
DV SB Surviving divorced wife (3rd Claimant)
DW Surviving divorced wife (4th Claimant)
DY Surviving divorced wife (5th Claimant)
E SW Mother (widow) (lst Claimant)
E1 SB Surviving divorced mother (1st Claimant)
E2 SW Mother (widow) (2nd Claimant)
E3 SB Surviving divorced mother (2nd Claimant)
E4 SW Father (widower) (1st Claimant)
E5 SB Surviving divorced father (widower) (1st Claimant)
E6 SW Father (widower) (2nd Claimant)
E7 SB Mother (widow) (3rd Claimant)
E8 SW Mother (widow) (4th Claimant)
EA SW Mother (widow) (5th Claimant)
EB SB Surviving divorced mother (3rd Claimant)
EC SB Surviving divorced mother (4th Claimant)
ED SB Surviving divorced mother (5th Claimant)
EF SW Father (widower) (3rd Claimant)
EG Father (widower) (4th Claimant)
EH SW Father (widower) (5th Claimant)
EJ SB Surviving divorced father (3rd Claimant)
EK Surviving divorced father (4th Claimant)
EM Surviving divorced father (5th Claimant)
F1 SS Father
F2 Mother
F3 Stepfather
F4 Stepmother
F5 Adopting father
F6 Adopting mother
F7 Second alleged father
F8 Second alleged mother
J1 PR Primary PROUTY entitled to HIB (lst Claimant) (less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund)
J2 Primary PROUTY entitled to HIB (lst Claimant) (over 3 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
J3 Primary PROUTY not entitled to HIB (1st Claimant) (less than 3 Q.C.)
J4 Primary PROUTY not entitled to HIB (lst Claimant) (over 3 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
K1 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (1st Claimant) (less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund)
K2 PROUTY wife entitled to HIB (1st Claimant) (Over 3 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
K3 PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (1st Claimant) (Less than 3 Q.C.) (General Fund)
K4 PROUTY wife not entitled to HIB (1st Claimant) (Over 3 Q.C.) (RSI Trust Fund)
K5 Prouty wife entitled to HIB  (2nd Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund)
K6 Prouty wife entitled to HIB (2nd Claimant) (over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund) 
K7 Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (2nd Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund) 
K8 Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (3rd Claimant) (less than 3 QCS) (General Fund)
KA Prouty wife entitled to HIB (3rd Claimant) (over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund)
KB Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (3rd Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund) 
KC Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (3rd Claimant)(over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund)
KD Prouty wife entitled to HIB (4th Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund) 
KE Prouty wife entitled to HIB (4th Claimant) (over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund) 
KF Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (4th Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund)
KG Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (4th Claimant) (over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund) 
KH Prouty wife entitled to HIB (5th Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund) 
KJ Prouty wife entitled to HIB (5th Claimant) (over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund)
KL Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (5th Claimant) (less than 3 QCs) (General Fund)
KM Prouty wife not entitled to HIB (5th Claimant) (over 3 QCs) (RSI Trust Fund)
M SD Beneficiary not entitled to Title II or monthly benefits, not qualified for automatic HIB
M1 Similar to M, but qualified for automatic HIB but elects to file for SMIB only
T SD Primary beneficiary not entitled to Title II or railroad monthly benefits (at time of filing). Also, renal disease, only beneficiary.
TA SS Federal wage earner
TB Living spouse
TC Minor child, disabled child, or student child
TD SW Widow or Widower
TE SS MQGE young widow(er) (1st Claimant)
TF MQGE parent (male)
TT
TU
TV
MQGE young widow(er) (4th Claimant)
MQGE young widow(er) (5th Claimant)
MQGE disabled widow(er) (1st Claimant)
TW SD Disabled widow or widower (1st Claimant)
TX SS MQGE disabled widow(er) (2nd Claimant)
T2 – T9 SD Multiple eligible children
TG, TH, TJ, TK SS Multiple eligible living spouses
TL, TM, TN, TP SW Multiple eligible widows
TQ, TR, TS SS Multiple eligible parents
TS, TY, TZ SW Multiple eligible widows
W SW Disabled widow, age 50 or over (1st Claimant)
W1 Disabled widower, age 50 or over (1st Claimant)
W2 Disabled widow (2nd Claimant)
W3 Disabled widower (2nd Claimant)
W4 Disabled widow (3rd Claimant)
W5 Disabled widower (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 (4th Claimant) and combined A and B beneficiary in the same payment
WB Disabled widower (4th Claimant)
WC Disabled surviving divorced wife (4th Claimant)
WF Disabled widow (5th Claimant)
WG Disabled widower (5th Claimant)
WJ Disabled surviving divorced wife (5th Claimant)
WR SW Disabled surviving divorced husband (1st Claimant)
WT Disabled surviving divorced husband (2nd Claimant)

 

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