Extra Financial Help For Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources may be eligible for extra financial help. The extra help can increase their cost savings by paying for part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments under the new prescription drug program. The extra help could be worth an average of $3,700 per year.

Apply online at www.socialsecurity.gov or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020)