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Extra Help & Medicaid

Apply for Extra Help

Extra Help, also known as LIS (Low-Income Subsidy) is a Social Security program designed to help people with limited income pay out of pocket costs for Medicare drug coverage (Part D). Part D penalties are also waived for individuals getting Extra Help.

If you get SSI benefits from Social Security, help from a Medicare Savings Program, or full Medicaid coverage, you automatically get Extra Help. If you don't automatically get Extra Help, you can apply for it using the link below. Alternatively, you can call and schedule an appointment at your local Social Security office at 1-800-772-1213. You can apply for Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs at the same time.

Eligibility for Extra Help

Apply for Extra Help

Apply for Medicaid

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides healthcare coverage to individuals and families with low incomes, as well as people with certain disabilities. It is administered by the states, and each state has its own eligibility criteria and rules for how the program is run. Use the link below to find your state's Medicaid site, which will provide eligibility information and their Medicaid application. You can also dial 211 for more information.

Apply for Medicaid

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