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Medicare: Extra Help
Extra Help, also called Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), is a Medicare program to help people with limited income and resources pay for their Medicare prescription drugs, premiums, deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance. Many people are eligible for these savings and don't even know it.

To See if You Qualify, Call:

  • The Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
  • Your State Medicaid office.

For information on 2018 Easy Choice plans, go to

2017 Low Income Subsidy (LIS)

See Extra Help (LIS) premium amounts:
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Learn how to submit your proof of eligibility for Extra Help:

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View valid No Imageevidence of low income eligibility [PDF, 77KB] (Best Available Evidence).

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People with limited incomes may qualify for Extra Help to pay for their prescription drug costs. If you qualify, Medicare could pay up to 100% of your drug costs including monthly prescription drug premiums, annual deductibles and coinsurance. Additionally, those who qualify will not have a coverage gap or late enrollment penalty.

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