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Medicare Extra Assistance: Check To See If Your Eligible

Medicare Coverage Helpline alerting consumers about extra benefits.(Photo: AARP)

Are you eligible for Extra Assistance with your Part D premiums, deductibles, and co-pays? You may also be eligible for assistance with your Medicare Part B premiums, depending on your income.

Medicare Extra Assistance: Check To See If Your Eligible(Photo: Getty Images)

Medicare Extra Assistance For Patients And Providers

Extra assistance is part of Medicare’s enhancements for patients and providers (MIPPA). For help applying for this free Social Security benefit, contact the Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency on Aging (EODD AAA).

EODD AAA is a Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) participant and a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) certified organization.

The EODD AAA is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From Monday to Friday. Janet Bowen, Information and Assistance Specialist, can be reached at (918) 682-7891 for more information or assistance.

This is a complimentary service. Contact our office if you believe you have been a victim of Medicare fraud or any other type of fraud. We are here to assist seniors aged 60 and up. Adair, Cherokee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah, and Wagoner counties are served by EODD AAA.

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Other Medicare Extra Assistance

Extra Help is a federal program that assists Medicare Part D beneficiaries with low income and limited resources in paying for prescription drugs.

“These programs are extremely important and have the potential to save people thousands of dollars per year,” says Erin Guay, paralegal and compliance officer at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. Extra Help is worth about $5,300 per year if you qualify, according to the government.

If you are having difficulty affording your prescription medications, the Medicare Extra Help program, also known as the Part D Low-Income Subsidy, may be able to assist you. (To use Extra Help, you must be enrolled in either a Medicare Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage.)

You apply for Extra Help through the Social Security Administration:

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