Letters alert eligible medicare beneficiaries to missed benefits

NORWICH - Beginning this week, Medicare beneficiaries will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they may be eligible for help with their out-of-pocket medical and drug expenses. Chenango County Area Agency on Aging encourages beneficiaries who receive these letters to take action to learn more about the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and Extra Help.



The letters are sent annually to people with Medicare with limited incomes who could be eligible for, but are not enrolled in, an MSP, which helps with Medicare out-of-pocket costs, or Extra Help, which helps with the costs of prescription drugs.


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