To be eligible for Extra Help, you must: Be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. Live in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Have a yearly income of $18, 735 or less (for individuals) or $25, 365 or less (for married couples living together).
To qualify for Extra Help, your resources must be limited to $14,790 for an individual or $29,520 for a married couple living together.
Resources include the value of the things you own. Some examples are:
You should contact Social Security for other income exclusions
Applying for Extra Help is easy. Just complete Social Security’s Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (Form SSA-1020). Use one of these methods:
After you apply, Social Security will review your application and send a letter to you to let you know if you qualify for Extra Help. After you qualify, you can choose a Medicare prescription drug plan. If you do not select a plan, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will do it for you. The sooner you join a plan, the sooner you begin receiving benefits. If you aren’t eligible for Extra Help, you can still enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan.
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