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What is the income limit for extra help?

To qualify for extra help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs in 2015, your annual income must be limited to $17,505 for an individual ($23,595 for a married couple living together).

Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some help. Some examples where your income may be higher are if you or your spouse:

  • Support other family members who live with you;
  • Have earnings from work; or
  • Live in Alaska or Hawaii.
    See: Additional information for American Indians and Alaska Natives

  • 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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