Medicare Help For Low Income 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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CAN YOU QUALIFY FOR PART D EXTRA HELP PROGRAMS?

  • Have you applied for Medicare Drug Assistance (LIS)?

This is a special program for people with limited income and assets where:

1. Medicare would help pay the premium.

2. Your co-pays would range from $2 to $7 on your most expensive meds

3. You Wouldn NOT Have a Donut Hole

Qualifications Income Assets

Single                           $16,245 annually          $11,990

Married                        $21,855 annually          $23,970

(the limits are higher if you have other people living in your home)

You can go online at Social Security to  complete the online application at:

https://s044a90.ssa.gov/apps6z/i1020/main.html OR you can call or visit your local Social Security Office and tell them you want to apply for Medicare Part D Limited Income Subsidy Program

Thanks again for visiting our site, MyPartDusa.com, and working with us.  Make sure you return every year to do a drug plan comparison as Part D drug plans change every year. 

Have a Happy Holiday Season!

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 December 10, 2009 in Medicare Help For Low Income.

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HELP FOR MEDICARE DISABILITY

ARE YOU ON MEDICARE DISABILITY?

  • What do you have to help you with your doctors and hospitals?

In some states, a Medicare Supplement may not be available to you based on the affordability, your eligibility, or your existing health conditions may prevent you from getting through underwriting.

You still need good affordable, quality health insurance, and a Medicare Advantage Plan may be best for you.  The only health condition that would prevent you from obtaining this valuable coverage is ESRD. (end-stage renal disease)

There are many different types of Medicare Advantage Plans, some would include your drugs, dental, and vision benefits.  For more information, please call the Medicare Advantage Plan enrollment center to talk with someone about all your options.

866-752-1795 – Advantage Plans

Please visit MyPartDusa.com for your Medicare Drug Plan Comparison.  We hope you find it helpful in making an informed decision for your 2010 drug plan selection.

As you all know our policy is that the best coverage is a Medicare/Medigap Supplement and stand alone drug plan.  However, for people on disability or who absolutely cannot afford the premium on these plans or they do not have a Supplement for disability available in their state…a Medicare Advantage Plan is the only option.

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 December 10, 2009 in Medicare Help For Low Income.

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How can I get extra HELP!!

HELP FOR LOW INCOME:

There are government assistance plans available for people who qualify so they don’t have to pay the Medicare Part B fee of $93.50. If your income is below $1,561 (single) and your resources are below $4,000 (single)you can contact your local Social Security office to complete the QMB application for extra help. The limits are higher for a married couple. You can also get on the Part D Assistance Program for limited income. If you qualify you would have no donut hole or premium and your co-pays would be between $1 and $5.

We can help you apply to SS online by calling toll free 866-752-1795. It only takes a few minutes to find out if you qualify.

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 22, 2007 in Medicare Help For Low Income.

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