Qualifying for Extra Help
If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for "Extra Help" to pay your Part D premium and prescription drug costs.
If you are on Medicare you automatically qualify for Extra Help if any of the following are true:
- You qualify for Medicaid benefits
- You get help from the state Medicaid program paying your Medicare Part B premium (a Medicare Savings Program)
- You get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
Applying for Extra Help
If you don't automatically qualify for Extra Help, you can apply at any time. SHIIP-SMP counselors can assist you with the application process. Call 1-800-351-4664 (TTY: 1-800-735-2942) or visit Find a Counselor to seek out local resources.
You can also apply for Extra Help online at any time on the Social Security Administration's website.