Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program

This program covers Medicare Part A and B premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. In 2020, the qualifying individual monthly income limit for the QMB program is $1,084. If some of your income is from working and your monthly income is higher than that limit, you may still be eligible.

Individuals who qualify for this program also automatically qualify for Extra Help, which is a program that helps pay for prescription drug costs.

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program

This program helps pay Medicare Part B premiums. In 2020, the qualifying individual monthly income limit for the SLMB program is $1,296. If some of your income is from working and your monthly income is higher than that limit, you may still be eligible.

Individuals who qualify for this program also automatically qualify for Extra Help, which is a program that helps pay for prescription drug costs.

Qualifying Individual (QI) Program

This program helps pay Medicare Part B premiums. In 2020, the qualifying individual monthly income limit for the SLMB program is $1,296. If some of your income is from working and your monthly income is higher than that limit, you may still be eligible.

Individuals who qualify for this program also automatically qualify for Extra Help, which is a program that helps pay for prescription drug costs.

Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program

This program helps pay Medicare Part A premiums and is available to disabled individuals under 65 who are working, individuals who lost premium-free Part A by returning to work, and individuals who are not receiving medical assistance from their state. In 2020, the qualifying individual monthly income limit for the QDWI program is $4,339.

Applying for a Medicare Savings Program

If you think you may be eligible for one of these Medicare Savings Programs, you can apply through your state Medicaid office.

 

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