Key Takeaways

  • Several core benefits can help low-income Medicare beneficiaries afford their healthcare, food, and prescriptions.

  • Get the basic of eligibility and funding of these benefits in our cheat sheet.

This "cheat sheet" explains the way the core benefits for low-income people with Medicare are administered, and how basic eligibility is determined.

The charts explore which agencies fund the benefit and set eligibility criteria, and how the programs are delivered.

Benefits covered include:

  • The Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy/Extra Help.