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Help for People with Limited Incomes and Assets:

Those with limited income (money coming in on a regular basis , such as Social Security, SSI, pension checks, Veteran’s benefits, and employment wages) or assets (items you own, including property, vehicles, and investments) may qualify for either LIS/Extra Help or the Medicare Savings Program.


LIS/Extra Help:

LIS/Extra Help pays for prescription drugs if you have Medicare prescription drug coverage and meet certain income and asset requirements.

You may be eligible for low/no monthly premium, low/no deductible, and lower co-pays on your Medicare prescription plan and covered drugs. Also, there is no doughnut hole for people who qualify for LIS/Extra Help.

 Eligibility Requirements for 2016:

  • Single: Gross Income: $1,505 per month Assets:$13,640
  • Couple: Gross Income: $2,023 per month Assets:$27,250


Medicare Savings Program:

The Medicare Savings Program provides assistance with the cost of Medicare health premiums. For most who qualify, that means a savings of $104.90 per month (the cost of your Medicare Part B premium).

Eligibility Requirements for 2016:

  • Single: Gross Income: $1,010 per month Assets:$7,280 
  • Couple:Gross Income: $1,355 per month Assets:$10,930

 Contact MMAP at 1-800-803-7174 for more information or for help applying for either program.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-456-5664 or 888-456-5664 • Fax: 616-456-5692


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