DSS: Additional Help - the Low Income Subsidy

Additional Help - the Low Income Subsidy


The Low Income Subsidy (LIS) is an extra benefit from Medicare for someone who has Medicare Part D. If you have Medicare and MSP you are automatically eligible for the LIS. With the LIS you can get:

  • Help paying your Medicare Part D monthly premium.
  • Help with your Medicare Part D yearly deductibles and,
  • Help paying your Medicare Part D co-insurance and co-pays for drugs on your plan formulary.  This does not start until Social Security receives notification that you are on  MSP.

For more information about the LIS go to www.socialsecurity.gov , call 1-800-Medicare or for TTY call 1-800-325-0778.

This program is a great opportunity for individuals on ConnPACE and Medicare who lost their ConnPACE Benefits as of July 1, 2011, due to a legislative change in the Connecticut state budget. We encourage individuals in this group to take advantage of the Medicare Savings Program to help lower their Medicare costs.


Content Last Modified on 11/18/2014 11:41:03 AM