Senior Rx and Disability Rx Program


The Senior Rx and Disability Rx (SRx/DRx) Program is a state pharmaceutical assistance program for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities who are Medicare eligible and do not qualify for other services/programs, such as Extra Help or Medicaid.

The SRx/DRx program is funded with a portion of Nevada’s share of tobacco settlement funds and was passed into law during the 1999 Legislative session.  Program benefits for members are coordinated directly with the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) or the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) that is contracted with SRx/DRx.

    2022 Program Benefits:

    • Pays a monthly subsidy of up to $37.00 for Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Part D premiums for eligible members (depending on the member’s Part D plan and if not qualified for maximum extra help from Medicare).
    • The monthly premium subsidy will end June 30, 2022.
    • Additional information about the changes to the SRx/DRx program will be posted here in 2022. 

      2021 Program Benefits:

      • Pays a monthly subsidy of up to $37.00 for Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Part D premiums for eligible members (depending on the member’s Part D plan and if not qualified for maximum extra help from Medicare). 
      • Plan selection options for members that benefit their individual health needs.   

        Qualifications:

        Eligible for Medicare: Applicants must be eligible to enroll in or be enrolled in a participating Medicare Part D Plan (PDP) or a Medicare Advantage Plan including Part D (MAPD).  In addition, beneficiaries who qualify for Extra Help with Part D costs (such as premiums, deductibles and co-payments) must, 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 Senior Rx Program. Beneficiaries with very low incomes and limited assets should contact the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.

          Age Requirement: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

            Income: Includes income from all sources for both applicant and spouse. Effective July 1, 2021, the maximum annual household income for singles is $30,984, and the maximum annual household income for married couples is $41,302.Proof of income is required when submitting a new application. Acceptable documents for proof of income may include a copy of your current tax return, and/or credible documentation of income source.      

            Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Nevada 

              If you think you qualify, complete the 2021 Senior Rx/Disability RX Application.

                For additional information, call toll free 1-866-303-6323 option 2 or send an email to nvrx@adsd.nv.gov.

                  For unbiased FREE Medicare Counseling or to sign up for a Medicare Part D plan, please contact the (SHIP, SMP, & MIPPA services by calling 800-307-4444, emailing NevadaMAP@adsd.nv.gov, or visiting www.nevadacareconnection.org

                    If you meet income and resource limits, you may qualify for other programs such as Extra Help or Medicaid to pay the costs of Medicare prescription drug coverage. To discuss your options, please contact the Nevada Medicare Assistance Program.