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Medicare "Extra Help" Drug Plan
Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
Some people with limited resources and income also may be able to get Extra Help
to pay for the costs—monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription
co-payments—related to a Medicare prescription drug plan.
The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per
To qualify for Extra Help:
- Your resources (assets) must be limited to $13,300 for an individual or $26,580
for a married couple living together. Resources include bank
accounts, stocks and bonds, but not your home nor car.
- Your annual income must be limited to $17,235 for an individual or $23,265 for
a married couple living together.
- Help for some low-income people
- Description of Extra Help Available for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
- Prescription Drug Benefits Provided
- You may be able to get other help
- Eligibility for Extra Help with Prescription Drug Costs
- Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug)
- Tips and Advice for Medicare
- Medicare Resources
- Whose resources are counted?
- What are resources?
- What are unearned income exclusions?
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