You may be eligible for one or more programs that benefit low income Medicare recipients. These include Medi-Cal (California version of Medicaid), various Medicare Savings Programs and Extra Help/LIS for Medicare Part D. HICAP can assist you in applying for some of these programs.
CONTACT US to see if you qualify for low income assistance.
Learn About Low Income Programs
To learn about the different Low Income Programs, please watch this video. It is Module #6 of our Online Welcome To Medicare course. This video covers Extra Help, Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Programs, and three Medi-Cal programs, including the Working Disabled Program.
For more information on any of these programs, visit these pages.
Medi-Cal Facts for Seniors
An overview of the various low income programs.
Options for Medicare with full scope Medi-Cal.
Your healthcare options if you have both Medicare Parts A and B and also Medi-Cal.
Transitioning from MAGI Medi-Cal to Medicare.
Information for people under age 65 who are on Medi-Cal, and will be transitioning to Medicare at age 65.
Extra Help for Part D.
Extra Help is a combination of programs that will help your with your prescription drug costs.
How to eliminate your Medi-Cal Share of Cost
Are you on Medi-Cal with a share of cost? If so, you may be able to eliminate that share of cost.
California 250% Working Disabled Program
Were you disabled and on Social Security Disability prior to turning age 65? If so, you may qualify for the California Working Disabled Program.