Extra help paying for prescriptions
Get help paying your Medicare prescription drug costs
If you need help paying your prescription drug costs, Medicare Extra Help may be for you. The Medicare Extra Help program is for people with limited income and resources. If you qualify, you'll:
Get help paying your Medicare drug plan’s monthly premium and copayments
Have no coverage gap
Have no late enrollment penalty
People with Extra Help can change plans once every three months in the first nine months of the year.
Who qualifies for Extra Help?
This program is for people who have:
Up to $19,312 in yearly income (Up to $26,130 for a married couple), and
Up to $13,290 in resources (Up to $26,520 for a married couple)
Note: These amounts are for 2021 and could change in 2022. If your income and resources are slightly higher, you should still apply.
If you get full Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you automatically qualify for Extra Help.