Definitions of Kinds of Beneficiaries

Primary beneficiary a person drawing benefits on the basis of their wage record. Entitlement is not related to another's wage record. This claimant is always coded with an A suffix.
Auxiliary beneficiary a person drawing benefits on the basis of the wage record of a living wage earner., e.g. wife, children. This claimant is coded with a B or C suffix.
Survivor beneficiary a person drawing benefits on the basis of the wage record of a deceased wage earner, e.g. widow, widower, children. This claimant is coded with a C, D, E, F, or W suffix.

A child's benefits may be paid from an auxiliary or survivor's claim, but usually cannot be distinguished as an auxiliary or survivor's payment by the claim symbol alone.

BENEFICIARY ID CODE TYPE OF BENEFICIARY
A Primary Wage Earner, Retired or disabled
B Wife, age 62 or over, first claimant
B1 Husband, age 62 or over, first claimant
B2 Wife, under 65 with a child in her care, first claimant
B3 Same as B, 2nd claimant
B4 Same as B1, 2nd claimant
B5 Same as B2, 2nd claimant
B6 Divorced wife, age 62 or over, first claimant
B7 Same as B2, 3rd claimant
B8 Same as B, 3rd claimant
B9 Same as B6, 2nd claimant
BA Same as B, 4th claimant
BD Same as B, 5th claimant
BG Same as B1, 3rd claimant
BH Same as B1, 4th claimant
BJ Same as B1, 5th claimant
BK Same as B2, 4th claimant
BL Same as B2, 5th claimant
BN Same as B6, 3rd claimant
BP Same as B6, 4th claimant
BQ Same as B6, 5th claimant
BR Divorced husband, first claimant
BT Divorced husband, 2nd claimant
BY Young husband, first claimant
BW Young husband, 2nd claimant
C1-C9 Child (includes minor, student, or disabled)
CA-CK Tenth through twentieth child (minor, student, or disabled)
D Widow (age 60 or over, first claimant)
D1 Widower (age 60 or over, first claimant)
D2 2nd widow (age 60 or over, 2nd claimant)
D3 2nd widower (age 60 or over), 2nd claimant)
D4 Widow, remarried after attaining age 60
D5 Widower, remarried after attaining age 60
D6 Surviving divorced wife (age 60 or over, first claimant)
D7 Same as D6 - 2nd claimant
D8 Same as D - 3rd claimant
D9 Same as D4 - 2nd claimant
DA Same as D4 -3rd claimant
DD Same as D - 4th claimant
DC Surviving divorced husband - First claimant
DG Same as D - 5th claimant
DH Same as D1 - 3rd claimant
DJ Same as D1 - 4th claimant
DK Same as D1 - 5th claimant
DL Same as D4 - 4th claimant
DM Same as DC - 2nd claimant
DN Same as D4 - 5th claimant
DP Same as D5 - 2nd claimant
DQ Same as D5 - 3rd claimant
DR Same as D5 - 4th claimant
DS Same as DC - 3rd claimant
DT Same as D5 - 5th claimant
DV Same as D6 - 3rd claimant
DW Same as D6 - 4th claimant
DY Same as D6 - 5th claimant
DZ Same as DC - 5th claimant
E Mother (Widowed) - First claimant
E1 Mother (Divorced wife) - First claimant
E2 2nd Mother (Widowed) - 2nd claimant
E3 2nd Mother (Divorced wife) - 2nd claimant
E4 Father (Widowed) - First claimant
E5 Father (Divorced Husband) - First claimant
E6 2nd Father (widowed) - 2nd claimant
E7 3rd mother (widowed) - 3rd claimant
E8 4th mother (widowed) - 4th claimant
E9 Same as E5 - 2nd claimant
EA Same as E - 5th claimant
EB Same as E1 - 3rd claimant
EC Same as E1 - 4th claimant
ED Same as E1 - 5th claimant
EF Same as E4 - 3rd claimant
EG Same as E4 - 4th claimant
EH Same as E4 - 5th claimant
EJ Same as E5 - 3rd claimant
EK Same as E5 - 4th claimant
EM Same as E5 - 5th claimant
F1 Father (aged dependent) - First claimant
F2 Mother (aged dependent) - First claimant
F3 Stepfather (aged dependent)
F4 Stepmother (aged dependent)
F5 Adopting father (aged dependent)
F6 Adopting mother (aged dependent)
F7 Father (alleged) - 2nd claimant
F8 Mother (alleged) - 2nd claimant
J1 Primary PROUTY entitled to deemed HIB - Less than 3 quarters coverage
J2 Primary PROUTY entitled to deemed HIB - Less than 2 quarters coverage
J3 Primary PROUTY not entitled to deemed HIB - Less than 3 quarters coverage
J4 Primary PROUTY not entitled to deemed HIB - Over 2 quarters coverage
K1 PROUTY entitled to deemed HIB - Less than 3 quarters coverage
K2 PROUTY entitled to deemed HIB - Over 2 quarters coverage
K3 PROUTY not entitled to deemed HIB - Less than 3 quarters coverage
K4 PROUTY not entitled to deemed HIB - Over 2 quarters coverage
K5 Same as K1 - 2nd claimant
K6 Same as K2 - 2nd claimant
K7 Same as K3 - 2nd claimant
K8 Same as K4 - 2nd claimant
K9 Same as K1 - 3rd claimant
KA Same as K2 - 3rd claimant
KB Same as K3 - 3rd claimant
KC Same as K4 - 3rd claimant
KD Same as K1 - 4th claimant
KE Same as K2 - 4th claimant
KF Same as K3 - 4th claimant
KG Same as K4 - 4th claimant
KH Same as K1 - 5th claimant
KJ Same as K2 - 5th claimant
KL Same as K3 - 5th claimant
KM Same as K4 - 5th claimant
M Individual enrolled for Part B (SMIB) benefits but not entitled to either a monthly benefit or Part A (HIB) - Uninsured
M1 Individual enrolled for Part B benefits, meets requirements for Part A but does not elect to file for Part A benefits - Uninsured Individual
T Primary beneficiary not entitled to title II or railroad monthly benefits (at time of filing). Also renal disease only beneficiary.
TA Federal wage earner
TB Living spouse
TC Same as C1
TD Widow or widower
TF Same as F1
TW Disabled widow or widower
T2 - T9 Multiple eligible children
TG, TH, TJ, TK Multiple eligible living spouses
TL, TM, TN, TP Multiple eligible widows
TQ, TR, TS Multiple eligible parents
TX, TY, TZ Multiple eligible widows
W Disabled widow - First claimant
W1 Disabled widower - First 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 - First claimant
W7 Disabled surviving (divorced) wife - 2nd claimant
W8 Disabled surviving (divorced) wife - 3rd claimant
W9 Same as W - 4th claimant
WB Same as W1 - 4th claimant
WC Same as W6 - 4th claimant
WF Same as W - 5th claimant
WG Same as W1 - 5th claimant
WJ Same as W6 - 5th claimant
WR Disabled surviving Divorced Husband - First claimant
WT Same as WR - 2nd claimant