Is there any help for me? My income is very low. Medicare offers Medicare Savings Programs and a Low-Income Subsidy. The State of California offers Medi-Cal.
What is a Medicare Savings Program? There are several Medicare Savings Programs that assist people with low income and assets. Call HICAP at 800-434-0222 to find out whether you qualify for one of these programs.
What is a Low-Income Subsidy? A Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) helps reduce prescription drug costs for those who qualify. You can apply for a Low-Income Subsidy by:
- Making an appointment with Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.
- Filling out an application online: Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
- Calling HICAP at 1-800-434-0222 to schedule an appointment.
What is Medi-Cal? Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program, a public health insurance program that provides health care services for individuals with limited income and assets. In Ventura County, contact the Human Services Agency at 1-866-904-9362 to learn more about applying for Medi-Cal.