The Medicare Savings Program helps people on Medicare, who qualify, pay for all or part of their Medicare premiums.
If you qualify, the Medicare Savings Program may cover your Medicare:
- Part A premiums
- Part B premiums
You can have either Original Medicare (Parts A and B) or a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C).
See if you qualify for a Medicare Savings Program
|If your income* is less than:||If your assets** are less than:|
$1,386 per month
$16,632 per year
$1,872 per month
$22, 464 per year
*This program disregards $20 of your monthly household income, so the income levels shown above are actually $20 higher than the Federal Poverty Level. People who work may have even higher income than what this chart shows.
**Assets include bank accounts, cash, stocks, certificates of deposit, real estate and recreational vehicles. It doesn’t include the home you live in or the one vehicle you use to go to medical appointments. In addition, the Department of Social and Health Services does not count $1,500 above asset limits per person if it's set aside in a specific account for burial costs.
Note: If you have income from working, your income could be higher, so we recommend applying to see if you qualify.
How to apply
- Online (www.washingtonconnection.org)
- In person at your local Community Services Office (www.dshs.wa.gov).
- Call the Medical Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-562-3022, ext. 16129
- Ask your local SHIBA sponsor for help