Medicare Extra Help

Medicare provides Extra Help to pay prescription drug costs for people who have limited income and resources. Resources include your savings and stocks, but not your home or car. If you qualify, you could get financial assistance for any Medicare drug plan's monthly premium, yearly deductible and prescription drug copayments or coinsurance. This Medicare Extra Help also counts toward your out-of-pocket costs.

To see if you qualify for getting Medicare Extra Help, call:

  • 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users, call 1.877.486.2048.
  • The Social Security Office at 1.800.772.1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users, call 1.800.325.0778; or
  • Your State Medicaid Office
Please note: If you get Extra Help from Medicare to help pay for your Medicare prescription drug plan costs, your monthly plan premium will be lower than what it would be if you did not get Extra Help from Medicare. However, it does not include any Medicare Part B premium you may have to pay.


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