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I have reached gap in Part D prescription plan, need extra

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I have reached gap in Part D prescription plan, need extra help with payments.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 months ago.

Good afternoon Lois,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Aside from any state programs which might be available to you---such as EPIC, you can also apply for Extra Help---a Medicare program that will help pay for your prescriptions that are not paid for by your Part D coverage.

In NY, you can ask the state to apply to the federal government for Extra Help on your behalf that will work in conjunction with EPIC and can eliminate any fees that you would otherwise pay for EPIC. You can apply through the state of NY for the Extra Help from Medicare by filing a Request for Additional Information. Here is a link to the form:

Alternatively, you can apply directly to Medicare for the Extra Help program. Here is a link to the site where you can fill out your application to apply:

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,


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Thanks in advance,


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