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Qualifying for Extra Help and Joining a Medicare Drug Plan

Postby patoco » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:58 pm

Qualifying for Extra Help and Joining a Medicare Drug Plan

People with Medicare with limited income and resources may qualify
for extra help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage
costs. If they qualify, they will get help paying for their drug
plan's monthly premium, yearly deductible, and prescription
copayments.

The amount of extra help people qualify for is based on their
income and resources. If a person has a yearly income below
$15,315 ($20,535 for a married couple living together) and
resources less than $11,710 ($23,410 for a married couple living
together), he or she may qualify for extra help. The income and
resource amounts are for 2007 and may increase each year. If he or
she lives in Alaska or Hawaii, or pays more than half of the
living expenses of dependent family members, income limits are
higher. The resource limits include $1,500 per person for burial
expenses. Resources include savings and stocks, but not a person's
home or car.

For more information, view this recent tip sheet published by CMS
at:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/partnerships/dow ... 11236P.pdf

Source: Dept. of Health and Human Services

Robert Weiss, M.S.
Lymphedema Treatment Advocate

Email: LymphActivist@aol.com
Tel: 818-368-6340
Fax: 818-368-6432

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