Extra Help

Worried about Extra HelpThis is a special Medicare program designed to assist people with a low income and limited resources. It helps with medical costs, such as premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and other prescription drug costs. You may be eligible for Extra Help if your monthly income is below $1,471, or $1,991 for couples, though you may still receive some assistance if your income is higher. There is also a cap on the amount of resources you can have to qualify, which include stocks, bonds, and bank accounts, but not your car or house.

Quentin was single and earned $1,300 a month, so he was eligible for Extra Help.