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Social Security Q&A: Extra help for Medicare drug costs

Q: I want to apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs. Can state agencies also help with my Medicare costs? A: When you file your application for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug (Medicare Part D) 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. To apply for Extra Help and learn more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp . While we're on the subject of open...

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