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What is the "Extra Help" resource limit?

To get the extra help in 2015, your total resources must be limited to $13,440 for an individual ($26,860 for a married couple living together).

Resources include the value of the things you own. Some examples are:
  • Real estate (other than your primary residence);
  • Bank accounts, including checking, savings and certificates of deposit;
  • Stocks;
  • Bonds, including U.S. Savings Bonds;
  • Mutual funds;
  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs); or
  • Cash at home or anywhere else.
Also see:
: : What is the income limit for extra help?
: : What does not count toward the income limit?
: : What is the resource limit?
: : What does not count as a resource?
: : Income and Resources (Assets) Worksheet
: : CMS Guide to LIS Mailings Summer and Fall 2014
: : 2015 Low-Income Subsidy Benchmark Premium Amounts (includes 2015 - 2006 for comparison)
: : What will Plans be like in 2015
: : 2014 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines: 2014-2015 LIS Qualifications and Benefits


(Source: Social Security Administration: Understanding The Extra Help With Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan publication 10508, SSA Publication No. 05-10115, January 2011. Additional examples and links from Q1Group LLC)
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