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Financial Assistance Programs (LIS, MSP, and PAP)

Financial SavingsIf you have Medicare and limited income and resources, you may qualify for financial assistance programs such as Extra Help (Low-Income Subsidy) and Medicare Savings Programs.

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (LIS)

Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare Prescription Drug coverage.  Extra savings are available for people with limited income and resources. Extra Help will pay for all or most of the monthly premiums and annual deductibles and lower the prescription copayments. To qualify for Extra Help, the monthly income must be limited to $1,538 for an individual ($2,078 for a married couple living together). Additionally, the total resources must be limited to $14,100 for an individual ($28,150 for a married couple living together). The resources do not include a primary residence or a vehicle. If you believe you or someone you know may qualify, contact GeorgiaCares for application assistance at 1-866-552-4464 Option 4 or apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov.

Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)

Medicare Savings Programs help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare out of pocket expenses such as: premiums, deductibles, and copayments. Available Medicare Savings Programs are Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and Qualifying Individual (QI-1). To qualify for a Medicare Savings Program, the monthly income must be limited to $1,386 for an individual ($1,872 for a married couple living together). Additionally, the total resources must be limited to $7,560 for an individual ($11,340 for a married couple living together). The resources do not include the primary residence or a vehicle and there is an additional $1,500 allowable for burial expenses. If you believe you or someone you know may qualify, contact a GeorgiaCares counselor for application assistance at 1-866-552-4464 Option 4 or apply with your local county Division of Family and Children Services.

Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)

If you have Medicare and can’t afford your medicines, you may be able to get help paying for them through patient assistance programs. Assistance is available for name brand and generic medications. To see if you qualify for low or no cost prescriptions, go to Partnership for Prescription Assistance at www.pparx.org or GeorgiaCares counselors can assist you to find appropriate programs and help you complete applications.

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