Key Takeaways

  • Each year, some beneficiaries with Extra Help get letters about their ongoing eligibility for the benefit.

  • Learn what these letters mean and how to help clients if they need to re-prove their eligibility.

Each year, many Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)/Extra Help recipients are re-evaluated for future  eligibility. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) send a number of letters to LIS/Extra Help recipients to check their continuing eligibility and notify them of changes to their Part D Plan. Being familiar with the letters and these procedures can help ensure beneficiaries continue to get LIS/Extra Help.

This fact sheet provides information about redeeming, redeterminations, and reassignment in the Medicare Extra Help/Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) and how benefits counselors can assist clients who receive these notices.