Medicare Extra Help Program

In addition to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, there is more help available to pay for prescriptions and premiums to those who qualify. This is called the Extra Help Program. Many people are not aware that this help exists, and therefore don’t apply for it.

Information about this program can be found at the Social Security website located here: http://ssa.gov/pubs/10525.html. It lists the eligibility requirements and gives directions for filling out an online application. It also directs you to help that may be available through your state, called the Medicare Savings Program. If you need assistance with the application or would like to talk to someone, they can be reached at 1-800-772-1213.

This is worth looking into even if you don’t think you qualify or have been turned downed before.