Medicare’s Extra Help program assists qualifying seniors with their prescription drug costs. Eligible seniors can apply for Extra Help to pay for their monthly premiums, deductibles, and copayments that relate to the Medicare prescription drug program.
You must be enrolled in Medicare (Part A and/or B), reside within the 50 states, and meet the LIS requirements to be eligible for Extra Help.
Medicare’s Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) limits determine the level of support you can receive. The 2022 resource limits are $8,400 for the full low-income subsidy ($12,600 if married) and $14,010 for the partial low-income subsidies ($27,950 if married). Applicants can add $1,500 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple for burial expenses.