SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home2600. Description of Extra Help Available for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

The Medicare Prescription Drug Program offers extra help with prescription drug costs. If you have limited income and resources, Social Security can help. The Extra Help will provide relief for some or all payments of premiums, annual deductible, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug Program.

NOTE: : Unless you tell us not to on your Extra Help application, SSA will transmit data used to determine Extra Help eligibility and the amount of Extra Help from the application process to your Medicaid State agency to initiate an application for the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP). The State may then contact you for any additional information needed.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011