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Extra Help

Getting “Extra Help” with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Costs

If you have limited resources, you may qualify for Extra Help. The Federal Government will determine if you qualify for Extra Help based on the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) and your assets - as established by the Federal Government.

RIDEA is working with Social Security and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to get you the Extra Help you need to pay for prescription drugs.

To determine if you are eligible for Extra Help, Social Security will need to know your income and the value of your savings, investments and real estate (other than your home).

Filing an application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Costs (Form SSA-1020) will help Social Security determine if you are eligible.

This Information Guide contains a Tools Section to help you determine if you are eligible for Extra Help.

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