Has anyone experienced problems getting a replacement Medicare Card. Mine ran out on the 5th of November I filled out the application form and posted it to the processing office on the 3rd of October. The new card still hasn’t arrived,I have contacted Medicare and have been told that my application is in process.And this can take between 2 to 3 Months to complete. I am in the 804 parent queue. When I first applied for Medicare.I received and was given a card with a duration of five years. When I applied to renew this,I was told that the new card would only last for 12 months which I thought was strange.We were advised to apply a month before the old one expired, because of processing times.I am not likely to to get residency because of the long wait times.So why not a Medicare card for a longer period. It seems to me that they have created more work for themselves, as if like me every one is applying every 12 months.
This is now problem as how do I access the Medicare system without a current card.