Medicare Financial Assistance Programs

If you have Medicare and limited income and resources, you may qualify for financial assistance programs such as Extra Help (Low-Income Subsidy) and Medicare Savings Programs.

Extra Help (Low-Income Subsidy Program)

Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare Prescription Drug coverage. Extra savings are available for people with limited income and resources. Extra Help will pay for all or most of the monthly premiums and annual deductibles and lower the prescription copayments.

Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)

Medicare Savings Programs help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare out-of-pocket expenses such as: premiums, deductibles and copayments. Available Medicare Savings Programs are Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and Qualifying Individual (QI-1).

To apply for financial assistance, contact a certified Georgia SHIP counselor for application assistance anytime Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 1-866-552-4464 and select Option 4.

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