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Medicare Extra Help Program

This helps pay the costs of prescription medicines covered by Medicare. The program helps pay for monthly premiums, yearly deductibles, and prescription copays. It's worth about $4,000 a year.

To get this financial help, you have to meet certain income and resource limits. Be prepared to tell Social Security the value of your savings, investments, real estate (not including your home), and how much money you get a year. They also need information about your spouse if you have one.

You can apply for extra help online or at your local Social Security office.

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