Disability Rx Program


Aging and Disability Services Division Administrative Office

3416 Goni Road, Suite D-132
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 687-4210

Additional Disability Rx Information

 

Effective January 1, 2007, the state of Nevada began providing assistance with the cost of prescription medicines to qualified individuals with disabilities.




 


    Program Benefits:

    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).

      Qualifications

      Eligible for Medicare: Applicants who are eligible for Medicare Part D must enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug Plan 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.

      Age: Applicant and spouse (if spouse is also applying) must be 18-61 years old at time of application collecting long-term Social Security Disability and Medicare-eligible.

      Income: Includes income from all sources for both applicant and spouse. Effective July 1, 2016, the maximum annual household income for singles is $28,119, and the maximum annual household income for married couples is $37,483. Proof of income is required when submitting a new application. Acceptable forms for proof of income include your 2016 tax return or 12-months of your most recent bank statements.

      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, dial 775-687-0539 if calling from the Reno-Carson City-Gardnerville areas, or if outside this area call toll-free 1-866-303-6323.

         

        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 calling them. Their Nevada Toll Free Hotlines are:

        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 2016, you may qualify if you have up to $17,820 in yearly income ($24,030 for a married couple) and up to $13,640 in resources ($27,250 for a married couple).

        800-772-1213