Extra Help is a program to help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare prescription drug program costs, like premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. If you get Extra Help but you’re not sure if you're paying the right amount, call your drug plan. Your plan may ask you to give information to help them check the level of Extra Help you should get.
To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $5,000 per year. Many people qualify for these big savings and don’t even know it.
You can apply for Extra Help directly with Social Security using the link below:
You can also apply over the phone by calling 1-800-772-1213
Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), also known as Medicare Premium Payment Programs, help pay your Medicare costs if you have limited income and savings.
There are four Medicare Savings Programs:
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB).
Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB).
Qualifying Individual (QI or QI-1).
Qualified Disabled & Working Individuals (QDWI).