You may qualify for the full Extra Help Program if your yearly income and resources are below these limits:
- Single person: Income less than $20,385 and resources less than $15,510
- Married person living with a spouse and no other dependents: Income less than $27,465 and resources less than $30,950
If you are below the limit for only one of the factors (income or resources), you can’t get full help, but you might be able to get some help. You should still apply.
Things that are not counted as resources include your home, car, household items, burial plots, money set aside to pre-pay burial expenses and burial space items up to $1,500 per person, or life insurance policies.
The income and resource guidelines change every year. The income numbers in this fact sheet are for 2022. New numbers come out in the spring of 2023. The best place to find the newest guidelines is on the web at www.medicare.gov or https://www.ssa.gov/medicare/part-d-extra-help. Or call 1-800-MEDICARE.