Q & A
My dad is finding it hard to pay for the prescription drugs he needs even though he has Medicare prescription coverage. Is there something else we can do?
Answer: If your father has limited income and resources, he may be eligible for extra help with Medicare prescription costs. This extra help’s estimated worth is about $4,000 per year toward his prescription costs. He can both learn whether he qualifies and apply online for the Extra Help at www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. In fact, you can even help him complete the online application. Or, you can call Social Security’s toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. The Extra Help can increase his cost savings by paying for part of the monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments under the new prescription drug program.
Source: Peggy Murphy, Montana Social Security director – July 11, 2014
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