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Help with Medicare costs

We’re here to help.

You may qualify for help if you have a low income and few assets.

Income includes money you get from retirement benefits or other money that you report for tax purposes. Income eligibility levels vary by state and program.
The following programs offer financial assistance for people who qualify. There may also be other assistance programs in your state.

Medicaid

Medicaid provides health care coverage for people and families with limited incomes. It may also offer some services not covered by Medicare. Each state creates its own program, so contact your state Medicaid office for more information.

If you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, you are “dual eligible.” In this case, you keep your Medicaid benefits and may get additional benefits from Medicare. The two programs can work together to cover most of your health care costs.

Extra Help

The Extra Help program helps eligible people pay for some or all of their Medicare Part D premiums, deductibles and copays.

Medicare Savings Programs

Medicare Savings Programs help pay some or all Part A and Part B premiums, deductibles and coinsurance. You automatically qualify for the Extra Help program if you qualify for a Medicare Savings Program.

 

Don’t assume you don’t qualify for financial help. Visit Medicare.gov to learn more about financial assistance programs. You may also contact your local Social Security office, Medicaid office or State Health Insurance Assistance Program for help.