Help with Medicare Costs

I am meeting today with a couple who are having trouble paying their drug co-pays. It sounds like they qualify for help with their Medicare costs and their drug costs – but they had never heard about programs that help people on Medicare [...]

How To Get Help with Part D drug costs

People who have limited income can get help with Part D drug costs – but finding the application on the Social Security web site is not easy. There used to be a link for “Extra Help” right on the home page for SSA.gov, but [...]
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Help For Part D Drug Costs

Help for Part D drug costs is a different program from the Medicare Savings Program that helps people with Medicare costs.  Help for drug costs can be applied for at SSA.gov, while the Medicare Savings Program must be applied for through a [...]

Help with Medicare and Drug Costs

FROM CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services): Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, Medicare’s “Extra Help” program sets it up so this year you might pay no [...]

Help with Medicare Costs

There are two ways to apply for help with Medicare costs and prescription drugs. A person on Medicare can apply through the state Medicaid Program or go through Social Security. I recently helped a lady apply for help through the Social Security [...]

Help with Medicare and Drug Costs

If a person is turning 65 and living on their Social Security benefits, they might qualify for help with the Medicare Part B premium ($99.90 per month) and their drug costs.  If a person applies for this help through the state of Arizona, there [...]

Help With Medicare and Drug Costs

There are two ways for seniors to get help with their Medicare premium and Part D drug costs. Medicare beneficiaries with monthly income below $1,246 (individual) or $1,675 (couple) can apply to the state of Arizona for help.  Seniors with [...]

Help With Medicare and Drug Costs

Many seniors are struggling with health care costs and co-pays for their prescription drugs.  Many do not realize they can get help. If an individual has income of  less than $1,354 per month ($16,245 per year), or a couple’s income [...]