Seniors offered help with paying for prescription medication | NevadaAppeal.com

Seniors offered help with paying for prescription medication

A program is available to help seniors cover the cost of prescription medication.

The Senior/Disability Rx program covers the cost of prescription medication for eligible members only while they are in the coverage gap, sometimes called “donut hole,” with their Medicare Part D plan.

The program, which doesn’t provide general prescription assistance and is not a MediGap plan, offers members no co-pay while in the gap.

Qualifications for eligibility include:

Maximum income of $28,709 for single person; $38,270 for married couple (income includes Social Security, pension, IRA, Dividends, gambling winnings, rental property, gifts, and others);

Must have lived continuously in Nevada for at least 12 months prior to the date of application;

Must be eligible for Medicare;

Must not qualify for Full Medicaid (QMB is OK);

Must not qualify for 100 percent Medicare Extra Help program (anything less than 100 percent is OK).

Applications and information can be found at http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/SeniorRx/SrRxProg/. If you are in the coverage gap now and need immediate assistance, call 866-303-6323, and select option 2.