Do you qualify for Extra Help?
Both Medicaid and Medicare (dual eligible) people are often automatically eligible for Extra Help assistance. Others who automatically qualify also include those receiving Medicare Savings Programs and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Anyone not enrolled in any of the above programs can still receive Extra Help benefits if they meet the income and assets requirements for 2020 eligibility. For individuals, this means that your annual income is less than $18,735 and your assets are less than $14,390. For married couples, this means that your annual income is less than $25,365, and your assets are less than $28,720.
*Even though these individuals automatically qualify for Extra Help programs, it is still a best practice to seek consultation from benefits counselors to examine all the benefits of a dual eligible special needs plan.