Suffixes and Descriptions
A - Retired worker over 65 or disabled worker
B Suffixes - Spouse or former Spouse
B -Wife of retired or disabled worker aged 65 or older
B1 - Husband of retired or disabled worker
B2 - Wife whose entitlement is dependent on the care of a child
B3 - Second wife
B4 - Second husband
B5 - Second wife (entitlement dependent on a child)
B6 - Ex-wife (entitlement dependent on a child)
B7 - Third wife (entitlement dependent on a child)
B8 - Third wife
B9 - Third husband
BY - Young husband with child in his care
C Suffixes - Child (including a disabled child or a student).
Suffixes assigned by age, i.e.:
C1 - Youngest Child
C2 - Next youngest child
C3 - C9 - Etc.
D Suffixes - Deceased Spouse
D - Aged Widow - age 60 or over
D1 - Aged Widower - age 60 or over
D2 - Second Widow
D3 - Second Widower
D4 - Widow who remarried after age 60
D5 - Widower who remarried after age 62
D6 - Surviving ex-wife
D7 - Second surviving ex-wife
E Suffixes - Widowed Mother
E - Widowed mother
E1 - Mother (ex-wife) who survives the retired worker
E2 - Second widowed mother
E3 - Second mother (ex-wife) who survives the retired worker
F Suffixes - Parent Category (never used alone) for aged parents as dependents
F1 - Father
F2 - Mother
F3 - Stepfather
F4 - Stepmother
F5 - Adoptive father
F6 - Adoptive mother
F7 - Second "alleged" father
F8 - Second "alleged" mother
H Suffixes - Disability Claimant
HA - Disabled Claimant
HB - Wife of Disabled Claimant - 62 or older
J & K Suffixes are special beneficiaries.
Entitlement depends on the quarters of employment worked and reported to social security.
J1, J2, K1, K2 - Entitled to Part A.
J3, J4, K3, K4 - Not entitled to Part A, may purchase Part A
M & T Suffixes
M - An individual enrolled in Part B who is not entitled to retirement and survivor's or Railroad Retirement insurance and is not eligible for Part A but may purchase Part A coverage.
M1 - An individual enrolled in Part B who meets the requirements for Part A but has not applied.
T - An individual entitled to Part A benefits but not to retirement and survivor's or Railroad Retirement insurance or who is entitled to Medicare based on chronic renal disease. It applies whether or not the beneficiary elects to receive Part B.
TA - Medicare Qualified Government Employee
TB - Medicare Qualified Government Employee aged spouse
W Suffixes - Disabled Widow/widower
W - Disabled widow
W1 - Disabled widower
W2 - Second disabled widow
W3 - Second disabled widower
W6 - Disabled surviving ex-wife
W7 - Second disabled surviving ex-wife
This is not an all inclusive list. Please contact the Social Security Administration for a complete list.