Medicare Drug Assistance Archive

Save the Most on Your Drugs As Possible by Applying for Medicare Part D Limited Income Subsidy

Since we are now in the Annual Election Period for Medicare Part D, October 15 to December 7th, it is very important to make sure that you have applied for any Part D subsidy programs.  If you have previously been on the subsidy program you need to re-apply each year to make sure you continue to receive extra help.

If your income is low enough to qualify or you wish to check, please contact your local Social Security Office.  You can call or visit them.  Tell them that you wish to apply for the Medicare Part D Limited Income Subsidy Program.  If you do not use those exact words, many times, they will not help you, or act as though they don’t know what you are talking about.  This is a special program that helps people with lower incomes and those on disabilities afford their medications.  Don’t be ashamed or afraid to check!  These programs are in place to help you!

After you apply, SS will send you a letter letting you know how much extra help you have qualified for and you must immediately call your Part D provider to get their fax number or directions on how to get them a copy of this letter.  They have to get it in order to begin your benefits!  Then you will need to re-apply each year before the Annual Election Period.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on October 13, 2012 in Blog, BLOG ONLY, DONUT HOLE HELP, Medicare Drug Assistance, Medicare Help For Low Income.

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I Don't Qualify for Social Security Part D Drug Assistance, Is There Any Other Help Available?

Even if you CANNOT qualify for the Federal Social Security Program for Low Income Help for Medicare Part D, there may be other options for you. There are many state programs available to you. If you have been turned down for the Federal plan please check with the numbers below in your state.

Your income and assets may not be low enough for the Federal Program, but some of the state programs have income thresholds that are not as low. Please check with your state SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). They have counselors there that can help you.

Please find the SHIP toll free numbers below:

Alabama – 1-800-243-5463

Alaska – 1-800-478-6065

Arizona – 1-800-432-4040

Arkansas – 1-800-224-6330

California – 1-800-434-0222

Colorado – 1-8888-696-7213

Connecticut – 1-800-994-9422

Delaware – 1-800-336-9500

Florida – 1-800-963-5337

Georgia – 1-800-669-8387

Hawaii – 1-888-875-9229

Idaho – 1-800-247-4422

Illinois – 1-800-548-9034

Indiana – 1-800-452-4800

Iowa – 1-800-351-4664

Kansas – 1-800-860-5260

Kentucky – 1-877-293-7447

Louisiana – 1-800-259-5301

Maine – 1-877-353-3771

Maryland – 1-800-243-3425

Massachusetts – 1-800-243-4636

Michigan – 1-800-803-7174

Minnesota – 1-800-333-2433

Mississippi – 1-800-948-3090

Montana – 1-800-551-3191

Nebraska – 1-800-234-7119

Nevada – 1-800-307-4444

New Hampshire – 1-866-634-9412

New Jersey – 1-800-792-8820

New Mexico – 1-800-432-2080

New York – 1-800-701-0501

North Carolina – 1-800-443-9354

North Dakota – 1-888-575-6611

Ohio – 1-800-686-1578

Oklahoma – 1-800-763-2828

Oregon – 1-800-722-4134

Pennsylvania – 1-800-783-7067

South Carolina – 1-800-868-9095

South Dakota – 1-800-536-8197

Tennessee – 1-800-252-9240

Texas – 1-800-252-9240

Utah – 1-800-541-7735

Vermont – 1-800-642-5119

Virginia – 1-800-552-3402

Washington – 1-800-562-6900

West Virginia – 1-877-987-4463

Wisconsin – 1-800-242-1060

Wyoming – 1-800-856-4398

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on November 9, 2007 in Medicare Drug Assistance.

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If I Qualified for the Part D "EXTRA HELP" Program, Will I Have It Again Next Year?

“Extra Help” is the federal program that helps pay for most of the costs of the Medicare Part D Plans. If you qualify you will not have a premium, your co-pays will be between $1 and $5 each and you will NOT have “donut hole”.

At the end of each year, Social Security conducts a process called “redetermination”. They look at your income and assets to see if you will qualify again for the next year. They will send you a letter that YOU MUST return to them within 30 days. If you do not return this letter called “Review of Your Eligibility”, Medicare will assume that you no longer qualify for the “extra help” and your assistance will end December 31st.

If you have recieved this letter and not responded, please call or visit your local SS office today!!

We can also get you on a plan that covers all your drugs with no premium. Go to www.MyPartDusa.com and fill out a worksheet, tell us your situation in the comments section and one of our licensed and certified Senior Consultants will call you back.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on November 7, 2007 in Medicare Drug Assistance.

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Do I Qualify for Drug Assistance?

Have you applied for Medicare Drug Assistance?

Benefits:
Medicare will pay the premium

Your co-pays will be $1 to $5 on all your drugs

No Donut Hole…even if you’re already there

Qualifications: Income & Resources (home & car excluded)

Single $15,315 or less $11,710 or less

Married $20,535 or less $23,410 or less

Note: If you support other people, your limits would be higher.

If you already have Medicare Drug Assistance, are all your medications covered?

If not, we can help you find a plan that will cover all your prescription drugs, and make the changes effective September 1, 2007. You are not locked into your drug plan until November 15th, like most people, and can change your drug plan today.

Many people on Medicare were never told about Medicare Drug Assistance. We have helped thousands of people apply and qualify for drug assistance. We would welcome the opportunity to help you as well.

Please call us at 866-752-1795 or click on the link, complete the worksheet, and we will work hard to see what can be done to help you in your situation.

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Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on September 21, 2007 in Medicare Drug Assistance.

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Qualifications for Medicare Drug Assistance

The qualifications for Medicare Part D Drug Assistance are as follows:

Single

Income of $15,315 or less
Resources (home & care excluded) $11,710 or less

Married

Income $20,535 or less

Resources (home & car excluded) $23,410 or less

If you have dependents living with you these limitis are higher.

We can help you send your application to Social Security in just minutes. If you think you may qualify, call us toll free at 866-752-1795 or go to the website www.MyPartDusa.com and fill out the worksheet.

If you qualify, Medicare will help you pay the premium on your drug plan and your co-pays will be between $1 to $5. You will have NO donut hole!

During the same phone call we can send in your enrollment to Medicare for the Medicare Part D Drug Plan of your choice.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on June 11, 2007 in Medicare Drug Assistance.

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