Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), QMB, SLMB, QI-1
QMB: Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
SLMB: Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary
QI-1: Qualified Individual-1
Who is eligible? Persons on Medicare whose income & resources are slightly above the Medicaid levels OR persons on Medicare who are also eligible for Medicaid.
Income Limits QMB – Single $887 Couple $1187
SLMB- Single $1060 Couple $1420
QI-1 – Single $1190 Couple $1595
Resource limits: There is no resource test for the MSP Benefits In the QMB, SLMB, & QI-1 programs, Medicaid will pay the monthly Medicare premium of $96.40, which will be added to the person’s Social Security check. For those eligible for QMB only, Medicaid will also pay all Medicare co-pays and deductibles.
Comprehensive Health Care Coverage
General Medicaid: 858-6582
Home Care: 858-2393
Who is eligible? Persons blind, disabled, or 65+ who have low income and resources; or persons under 65 who meet social services’ home relief rules. **If income exceeds limits, persons may be eligible for Medicaid with a spenddown.
Income Limits Monthly income limits: ** Single $787 Couple $1137
Resource Limits: ** Single $13,800 Couple $20,100 + burial account
Exemptions: Home, car, health premiums & support payments
Benefits Comprehensive coverage for medical care, including most prescription drugs; approved medical equipment; Medicaid-participating MD services; hospital; nursing home; home care and transportation for approved medical services.
Note: The information provided is subject to change and is only to be used as a guideline. Please call our office at 686-3930 if more information is needed.