Medicare Savings Program

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Medicare Savings Program


The Medicare Savings Programs help pay for Medicare premiums for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.

What services are offered?
The government pays part or all of your Medicare premium based on your income.

Who can be covered?
Medicare beneficiaries entitled to receive Part A Medicare.

How much does it cost?
Nothing.

Is there an income limit?
Yes, up to 135% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).  To qualify for the program, the family's monthly income must be at or below the income limit specified for the family size.  See the Monthly Income chart for details.

Monthly Income Limit
Family Size Monthly Income must be at or below 135% of FPL 
1 $1,357
2 $1,827
3 $2,298
4 $2,768
5 $3,238
6 $3,709
7 $4,179
8 $4,649
9 $5,119
10 $5,589

 

Is there a property limit?
Yes, depending on the family size.  See the Property Limits Chart for details.

Property Limits
Family Size Limits
1 $7,280
2 $10,930

 

Is citizenship or legal residency required?
Yes.

How do I apply?

Apply by mail.  To apply, download and complete the application MC 14A, then mail the application to any local Department of Public Social Services Medi-Cal office.  View the map for a Medi-Cal Office near you 

Apply in person.  For your convenience, you may apply at any local Department of Public Social Services Medi-Cal office.  View the map for a Medi-Cal Office near you.