There are programs in Virginia that can save you money: the Extra Help Program and the Medicare Savings Programs. You may qualify to get help paying for the Part D premium and/or your Part B premium.
If you can answer “YES” to these questions, you should apply for help paying your Medicare costs:
- Is your monthly income (for 2018) at or below $1,538 for a single person or $2,078 for a married couple?
- Are your resources (for 2018) at or below $14,100 for a single person or $28,150 for a married couple?
Resources don’t include your home, car, household items, burial plot or life insurance policies.
If you answered “YES” to these questions, please call your local Area Agency on Aging to speak to a VICAP counselor for assistance filling out the application to receive help paying your Medicare costs. The only way to know for sure if you qualify is to apply.