These Medicare Savings Programs provides low-income persons on Medicare, whose income is slightly above the Medicaid levels, or persons on Medicare who are also eligible for Medicaid, with help with their Medicare premiums, deductibles and coinsurance.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Beneficiary (SLMB), and Qualified Individual-1 (QI-1) Programs each have different income eligibility criteria.
Resources not considered.
May deduct health insurance premiums for qualifying purposes.
Persons on any one of these programs may receive varied benefits including automatic qualification for Social Security Extra Help, subsidy of Part D premiums, partial to full waiver of EPIC fees, low co-payments for prescription drugs.
Contact the Wyoming County Office for the Aging at 585-786-8833 or 800-836-0067, or the Department of Social Services at 585-786-8900.