People With Medicare
Can I Get Help with My Drug Costs?
If your income and savings are limited, you may qualify for help paying for the cost of your prescription drugs. Some programs that offer help with paying for drug costs are:
- Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), also called Extra Help. Social Security and Medicare work together to help people with limited income and resources pay for their Part D costs. The program pays for your Part D premiums, deductible, and copayments. Learn more about Extra Help.
- State Pharmacy Assistance Programs. Some states have a State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program that can help you with your drug costs. To learn more, contact the SPAP in your state.
- Patient Assistance Programs. Some drug companies give free or low-cost drugs to people who have Medicare Part D drug plans. This help does not count toward your Part D out-of-pocket drug costs. But if you have to pay a small fee for these drugs, the fee does count. Learn more about Patient Assistance Programs.
To learn more about any of these programs, or other programs that can assist with the costs of prescription drugs, get personal help.