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Extra Help

Extra Help, also called Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), is a Medicare program created to help people with limited income and resources pay for their Medicare prescription drugs, premiums, deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance. Additionally, those who qualify will not have a coverage gap or late enrollment penalty.

To see if you qualify, call:

  • The Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
  • Your state Medicaid office.

View valid evidence of low-income eligibility (Best Available Evidence, BAE).

Get more information on Best Available Evidence (BAE) from Medicare.


Learn how to submit your proof of eligibility for Prescription Drugs Extra Help:

See what the monthly plan premiums are for those who qualify for Extra Help.


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Y0700_WCM_21424E Last Updated On: 10/1/2018
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