What is Extra Help?

by Doug Benson on March 10, 2011. Updated December 8, 2012

in Glossary, Prescriptions

Extra Help is a program to help people with limited income and resources pay for their prescription drugs. It is also known as the “Low-income subsidy” or LIS. There is a page of requirements in your Medicare and You book. The income and resource limits change every year. The 2012 yearly income limit for an individual was $13,070 ($26,120 for a married couple)  If you qualify, part or all of your Part D premium will be paid for, your co-pays will be decreased, and you will not have the Part-D donut hole.

Do you Qualify?

If you think you may qualify, then you should call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

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