Health Care & Medication

Medicare Savings Program – Additional Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (ALMB)

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This program pays for your Medicare Part B premium, which is $170.10 a month. Some people pay less than the full Part B standard monthly premium amount due to the statutory hold harmless provision. This provision limits certain beneficiaries’ increase in their Part B premium, so it cannot be greater than the increase in their Social Security benefits.

In addition, if you enroll in a Medicare Savings Program (also called an MSP), you will be signed up for the Extra Help program through Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (also called Medicare Par. This program helps people with limited income and resources pay for their medicines.


How do I apply?

To apply for this program, you can print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. You can also apply by completing the online application.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.