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EXTRA HELP WITH
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

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HOW TO QUALIFY for Extra Help?

  • Must reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Resources must be limited to $14,100 for an individual or $28,150 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks and bonds. They do not count your home, car or any life insurance policy as resources.
  • Note: Life insurance is not counted toward Low Income Subsidy but if it has cash value it would be counted toward Medicaid resources.
  • Annual income must be limited to $18,090 for an individual or $24,360 for a married couple living together.
  • Even if income is higher, still may be able to get some help.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER you apply?

  • Social Security will review the application and send a letter to let you know if you qualify for Extra Help.
  • Once you qualify, you can choose a Medicare prescription drug plan.
  • If you don’t select a plan, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will do it for you.
  • If you aren’t eligible for Extra Help, you still may be able to enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan.

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WHY apply online?

  • The online application is secure and offers several advantages.
  • It takes you through the process step-by-step with a series of self-help screens.
  • The screens will tell you what information you need to complete the application and will guide you in answering the questions fully.
  • You can apply from any computer
  • You can start and stop at any time during the process.
  • It will protect your personal information.

MEDICARE SAVINGS Program

  • The Medicare Savings Programs help pay for Medicare Part B (medical insurance) premiums.
  • For some people, the Medicare Savings Programs may also pay for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) premiums, if any, and Part A and B deductibles and co-payments.

Long Term MEDICAID

  • A person who needs 30 or more days in continuous long-term care, may be able to receive Medicaid if income & resource limits are met.
  • Medicaid may also pay for medical services that were received three months before the person applied for assistance.

What's the DIFFERENCE?

Medicaid = Medical benefits and drugs

SSI = Income assistance

LIS = Part D (RX) assistance

*This information is current as of 02.28.2018

  • QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) Pays for Part A & B Premiums, Co-Ins. and Deductible.
  • SLMB (Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary) Pays Part B Premium.
  • QI-1 (Qualifying Individual Program) First-come, first-served program. Pays Part B Premium.
  • LIS (Low Income Subsidy) Extra assistance with prescription drugs.

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