SSA Reminds of ‘Extra Help’ Program

SSA Reminds of ‘Extra Help’ Program

According to 2016 data, 8.8% of Illinois seniors live in poverty, the 27th highest rate in the country. Open enrollment is underway for Medicare Part D, the prescription drug coverage portion of Medicare, and Social Security officials are reminding seniors of their program called ‘Extra Help’.

That’s Jack Myers with the Social Security Administration who points out with Medicare Part D covering prescription drugs, ‘Extra Help’ helps reduce co-pays and deductibles.

You can visit socialsecurity.gov for the application or to find an office near you to contact to apply.