Massachusetts residents who are not receiving prescription drug benefits under Medicaid and are:
  • age 65 or older
  • under age 65, work 40 or fewer hours per month, meet CommonHealth disability guidelines, and have gross annual household incomes at or below 188% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Individuals who are eligible for Medicare must also be enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan or a plan offering creditable coverage (coverage that is at least as good as the Medicare prescription drug coverage) and must not have a gross annual household income exceeding 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Extra Help from Medicare

Individuals with Medicare may be eligible for assistance with paying for prescription drug costs, also known as "Extra Help", from Social Security. In order to receive this assistance, an application must be submitted to Social Security.

Prescription Advantage applicants who may qualify for Extra Help will be required to apply for this benefit and submit proof of this application (a copy of the confirmation letter or determination letter from Social Security) when applying for Prescription Advantage.

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