Specified low-income Medicare beneficiary (SLMB)

The SLMB plan is one type of Medicare Savings Plan that helps pay for Medicare Part B premiums. To qualify for this type of financial help, you must be enrolled in Medicare Part A. You also must meet certain income and assets requirements. You can find the income requirements on the Medicare website. If you work, you may still be eligible even if your income is above a certain limit. To apply for the SLMB program, contact your state Medicaid office.

If you qualify for the SLMB program, you automatically qualify to get Extra Help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage.



WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on June 21, 2021
© 2021 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

WebMD Special Sections