UNITED STATES SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
EXTRA HELP
The Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, also known as the Extra Help program, is a prescription assistance program available under Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Medicare beneficiaries with limited resources can receive assistance with prescription costs, such as monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments.
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Eligibility: -2-person household: $23,265, -Single-person household: $17,235 (Do NOT count your home, vehicles, personal possessions, life insurance, burial plots, irrevocable burial contracts or back payments from Social Security or SSI.)
Hours: Call center: Monday-Friday 4am-4pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (800) 772-1213 Main phone
  • (800) 269-0271 Fraud Hotline
  • (800) 325-0778 TTY/TTD
  • (800) 772-1213 Main phone
  • (800) 325-0778 TTY/TTD
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to Covid-19, masks are required. Visit the website for all requirements for an in-person visit. Appointments are encouraged.
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Walk in to a local Social Security office, call, or visit website to apply
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
LANGUAGES: English, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Nationwide
Services:
  • Prescription Expense Assistance * Medicare Beneficiaries
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UNITED STATES SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION