Questions For Social Security


Question: I am applying for Extra Help with prescription drug costs. Can state agencies help with my Medicare costs?

Answer: Beginning in 2010, when you file your application for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, you also can start your application process for the Medicare Savings Programs — state programs that provide help with other Medicare costs.

When you apply for Extra Help, Social Security will send information to your state unless you tell us not to on the application.

Your state will contact you to help you apply for a Medicare Savings Program.

Learn more about how Social Security can provide Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs by visiting


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