Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy


Phone: 1-800-772-1213
Phone Extension: N/A

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If you are able to get Medicare's Part D drug coverage, and have limited income and savings, you may be able to get "Extra Help" from the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help).  This program provides help to pay for your Pard D premiums, deductibles, and prescription co-payments.  Extra Help has three levels of help.  How much assistance you get depends on your income and resources.  

How to Apply for Extra Help

Some people do not need to apply for Extra Help.  If you are already enrolled in Medicaid, SSI or a Medicare Savings Program (except QDWI), you automatically get Extra Help.  


Call Council on Aging for assistance with applications: (513) 721-1025, apply online at Social Security or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 to apply by phone or get a paper application. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.