The following is a list of ways to get help paying for Original Medicare and Part D premiums, out-of-pocket costs, and drug costs.

  • See if you qualify for a Medicare Savings program based on income for help with Part A and Part B costs.
  • See if you qualify for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription drug (Part D) costs based on income.
  • Some Medicare beneficiaries are also eligible for Medicaid. Call your Medicaid office for more information and to see if you qualify. Visit, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
  • Some states have state pharmacy assistance programs. Visit
  • Many drug manufacturers offer assistance programs called Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (also called Patient Assistance Programs). Visit
  • PACE is a state-based Medicare-Medicaid program that allows people who need a nursing home-level of care to remain in the community. You can browse PACE plans on our site if you are eligible.
  • SSI is a cash benefit paid by Social Security to people with limited income and resources who are blind, 65 or older, or have a disability. If you qualify for SSI, you automatically qualify for Extra Help. Visit
  • There are programs in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa to help people with limited income and resources pay their Medicare costs.┬áVisit, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.

Learn more about Medicare cost assistance.

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