Thursday, April 3rd from 8 am until 5pm, Benefits Counselors will provide Extra Help application assistance to Medicare beneficiaries who meet the income and resource eligibility criteria.
To qualify for Extra Help, Medicare recipients must have income limited to $17,235 for an individual or $23,265 for a married couple; and resources must be limited to $13,300 and $26,580 respectively. Examples of resources include: bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs or real estate other than the primary residence.
Benefits Counselors at TCOG’s Area Agency on Aging help Medicare beneficiaries apply for assistance with prescription drug costs through Social Security’s Extra Help program. For more information, call Janet Karam at 903-813-3581.