Am I eligible?
You can take part in this program if you are enrolled in or meet the program requirements for Medicare and have limited income. In certain states, you must also have limited resources. Some resources such as your home, car, and certain portions of life insurance and burial accounts may not be counted when determining whether you meet the program guidelines. In other states, you may not have to meet any resource limits at all.
What is the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (SNP)?
If you have Medicare and a Medicare Savings Program (MSP), you may want to consider getting your coverage through a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (SNP). This plan may help you by managing the healthcare services you need. SNPs may also offer more benefits than what you already get from Original Medicare. In some cases, you may have no monthly premiums and/or you may pay lower co-payments. However, all SNP plans are different so check with the plans to see if you can enroll and what the plans cover. It is also important to note that SNPs are not available in every community. To find out if there is a SNP available in your area, please go to www.medicare.gov
or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or 1-877-486-2048 (TTY).
What will I need?
- Proof of Age
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Qualified Alien
- Proof of Income and Resources
- Social Security Card
- Medical Proof of Disability or Blindness (If Applicable)
- Documents Showing You Meet Program Guidelines for Medicare Part A