Effective January 1, 2007, the State of Nevada began providing assistance with the cost of prescription medication to qualified individuals with disabilities.
- Assistance with prescription
costs when in the Medicare Part D coverage gap (donut hole).
- Assistance towards monthly
premiums with participating Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (if not
qualified for maximum Extra Help from Medicare with that expense).
must be eligible for Medicare and enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug
Plan (part D) and use that program as the first source of help with
prescriptions. In addition, Part C beneficiaries who qualify for Extra Help
with Part D costs (such as premiums, deductibles and co-payments) must apply
for and, if approved, use that help. This is important because the Extra Help
may cover more of the beneficiary’s out-of-pocket costs than the Disability Rx
Program. Beneficiaries with very low incomes and limited assets should contact
the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
Income: Includes income from all sources for
both applicant and spouse. Effective July 1, 2017, the maximum annual household
income for singles is $28,709, and the maximum annual household income for
married couples is $38,270. Proof of income is required when submitting a
new application. Acceptable forms for proof of income include
your 2017 tax return or 12-months of your most recent bank statements
(deposit page only).
Residency: Applicants must have lived
continuously in Nevada for at least 12 consecutive months (one year) prior to
the date of application.
For additional Disability Rx
information, call 775-687-0539 or toll free 1-866-303-6323 option 2 or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For unbiased FREE
Medicare Counseling or to sign up for a Medicare Part D plan please
contact the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) by visiting their website at http://www.nevadaadrc.com/services-and-programs/medicare/state-health-insurance-assistance-program-ship or call them at: Southern Nevada
800-307-4444 / Northern Nevada 877-385-2345
If you meet
certain income and resource limits, you may qualify for Extra Help from Medicare to pay the costs of
Medicare prescription drug coverage. In 2017, you may qualify if you have up to
$18,090 in yearly income ($24,360 for a married couple) and up to $13,820 in
resources ($27,600 for a married couple). To apply, call the Social Security
Administration 800-772-1213 or Medicare 800-633-4227.