Extra Help 2011 Income Guidelines

Social Security provides extra help paying for Medicare Part D to people who qualify.  This program can save a Medicare beneficiary up to 95% on their medication costs.  Someone who qualifies will pay little to no premium, little to no deductible and 15% or less for the cost of their medications, plus they have no donut hole!

Anyone who thinks they meet the guidelines or who is very close should apply.  You may do this through Social Security either by phone (1-800-772-1213) or online at http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/medicare.htm

2011 Income Guidelines
— $16,335 annual income or $1,362 per month (individual)

– $22,065 annual income or $1,838 per month (couple)

2011 Assets/Resource Guidelines
— $12,640 (single)

– $$25,260 (Couple)
— Assets include savings, CD’s, real estate, stocks/bonds, IRA’s, does not include the value of life insurance or your home

After you have applied you will receive a letter or acceptance or denial within 30 days.

Posted on February 17, 2011, in General Medicare Questions, Medicare Part D and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Is workers comp considered income for receivng medicare extra help. daughter has received ssd for ayear and half . just recently she had accident in;which she broke her neck and is reciving works comp. Now we are worried she will lose medicare extra help, witch has been a life saver for her. Thank you Ann Goodwin

  2. What are the financial guidelines for 2013?

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