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Help paying for Medicare costs

Medicare Part A and B costs

The Medicare Savings Program may be able to help with the cost of original Medicare including premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

  • Current gross monthly income limits are $1,456 (single) and $1,960 (couple). This is before Part B premiums are deducted. Resources are not considered for most programs.
  • To apply, contact your local state Aging and People with Disabilities office by calling 800-282-8096 (toll-free). TTY users should call 800-282-8096 (toll-free).

Prescription drug costs

Social Security offers help with prescription drug costs through the Limited Income Subsidy Program, also known as “Extra Help."

  • Current gross monthly income limits are $1,615 (single) and $2,175 (couple) before Part B premiums are deducted. Resources are considered for this program. Resource limits are $14,610 (single) and $29,160 (couple).
  • To learn more visit Social Security's website or call 800-772-1213 (toll-free). TTY users should call 800-325-0778 (toll-free).
  • Oregon SHIBA's counselors can also help you complete and submit an application for the Extra Help program.

The Oregon Prescription Drug Program may be able to reduce out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.



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