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Medicare : 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.

*Many people are eligible for these savings and don't even know it.


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.

See Extra Help (LIS) premium and cost-sharing amounts.


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



Englishpdf  Spanishpdf  Chinesepdf Vietnamesepdf


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


Get more information on Best Available Evidence from Medicare.



Y0070_NA027269_WCM_WEB_ENG CMS Approved

Last modified: 01/01/2015

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