Getting Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

By lmkilday Latest Reply 2011-07-20 20:05:14 -0500
Started 2011-07-20 20:05:14 -0500

Resource And Income Limits
SSA Publication No. 05-10115, January 2011, ICN 468740

Social Security and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are working together to get you Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug plan costs. If you have limited resources and income, you may qualify for Extra Help with the costs—monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments—related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. To find out if you qualify, Social Security will need to know the value of your savings, investments, real estate (other than your home), and your income. If you are married and living with your spouse, we will need information about both of you.

By filing an Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (Form SSA-1020), Social Security will determine if you are eligible for the Extra Help. Most of the questions on the application deal with resources and income. Social Security will not initially ask for documentation to support the information you provide, but will match your information with data available from other Federal agencies.

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