Hi.. I hope this is old news for those on social security and depend on medicare for health care..If you don't know about the extra help program, this might be of interest…Extra help which is the name of the program provides help with the cost of your prescription drugs and helps pay the cost of your medicare premium.
It is said it can help keep an extra $4,000.00 a year in your pocket..All you need to qualify is earn less then 16,755 if single and if married and living with your spouse, combined income of less than 26,120.00 and already have a medicare plan in place.. You can own your own home, own personal vehicles and the list goes on..They do look at bank accounts,,stocks and bonds and there is a limit on that…
I applied last month for this and recieved a letter of acknowledgement and a follow up call from SS and was told that they would get back to me with their decision,,Never heard any more.
Can you imagine my shock and surprise when last week I went to pickup my insulin prescription which my out of pocket cost was 123.00 last time I filled it and was told..It's ready you owe $6.25..The only thing I could think of was I was approved for the program..
I recieved 2 letters today from United Health Care..First one telling me the MOST I will be charged for prescription is now 6.50. The second letter which I hope I'm reading right..Is telling me my monthly premium which was 120.oo monthly is now 13.60.
You can apply on line at the social security web site or pick up an application at your local SS office
Have a great and healthy day
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