Medicare Name Change
No matter what your reason for changing names, you are required to send in your name change request by post or email. Send in the Easy Name Change Medicare notification email or letter provided in your name change kit. Attach your proof of name change and send!
Accepted proof of name change can be a document from Births, Deaths and Marriages (eg: marriage certificate, legal name change certificate or amended birth certificate). You can instead send in updated photo ID. You only need to provide a photocopy - it does not need to be certified.
Medicare takes 4 weeks to process your name change. Allow an additional 3 weeks for a replacement card to arrive by mail.
Do you also need to change names with Centrelink? While both Medicare and Centrelink fall under Services Australia, updating your name with one provider does not update the other. If you can't get through on the phone we explain what happens when you need to make a claim in your former name and have more information here.
Changing names in a number of other places? Save hours of waiting on hold, looking for forms and figuring out what to send where. We provide personalised forms, letters and emails in just 10 minutes! Simply attach the proof documents listed on the bottom of each notification, sign & send!
Changing names anywhere else?
If you're changing names with Medicare, you probably need to change names with many other organisations, such as the ATO, passport, drivers license, banks and more. Get ready to send forms, emails and letters in just minutes! It's free to build your kit and see who we cover! We're so sure we'll save you hours that we'll fully refund your money if you're not happy for any reason.
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