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Help with Medicare Costs


If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to save on your Medicare and Part D premiums and copayments.

See If You Are Eligible

Complete a simple screening to see if you are eligible for benefits. If you qualify, a SHIIP–SMP counselor can help you with your application.

Help with Drug Costs

If you are already receiving benefits under the Medicaid program and are on Medicare you automatically qualify for these benefits. SHIIP–SMP counselors can assist you with the application process. You can apply for this help at any time. Call 1-800-351-4664 (TTY 1-800-735-2942) or click the link below to find a counselor near you.

Even if you do not qualify for Extra Help or the Medicare Savings Programs, there are other ways you may also be able to save. Consider switching to drugs that cost less, or ask your doctor if there are generic, over-the counter, or less expensive brand-name drugs that could work just as well as the ones you are taking now. Click the link below to see if manufacturers of the drugs you take offer a Pharmaceutical Assistance Program.