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Extra Help

Extra Help, also called Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), is a Medicare program 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:

  • 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
  • Go online at
  • Visit your state Medicaid office or local Social Security Administration office

Applications can take up to 60 days for processing.

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

Get more information on Best Available Evidence 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