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Medicare Savings Programs

CATEGORYHEALTH CARE
SERVICE/SUPPORT TYPEMedicare Savings Programs
AGENCYMedicare
COSTFree Discount Programs
ELIGIBILITY SUMMARYhttps://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/get-help-paying-costs/medicare-savings-programs
WEB LINKhttps://www.benefits.gov/benefit/4396
APPLICATIONApply at your local Medicaid office, which you may locate here: https://www.medicaidoffice.net/
ADDITIONAL INFOQualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program: Pays part A and Part B premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments *A Medicare beneficiary who qualifies for the QMB program will automatically qualify for the Medicare Part D Extra Help program that provides financial assistance with Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage (monthly premiums, deductibles, and drug costs). https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/6177   Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program Helps pay part B premiums only   Qualifying Individual (QI) Program Helps pay Part B premiums for people who have Part A and limited income and resources. Grants are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reapplied for annually. Ineligible for those who qualify for Medicaid.   Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program Helps pay the Part A premium   If you have income from working, you still may qualify for these 4 programs even if your income is higher than the income limits listed for each program: https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/get-help-paying-costs/medicare-savings-programs   If you qualify for the QMB program, SLMB, or QI program, you automatically qualify to get Extra Help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage.

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