The Medicare Buy-in, administered by Medical Assistance, assists low income people who are on Medicare due to age or disability by paying their monthly Medicare premiums.
BENEFIT: Payment of Medicare Premiums are in some cases Medicare deductibles and coinsurance.
To qualify, an applicant must:
~ Be a New York State resident
~ Be entitled to or conditionally eligible for Medicare Part A
~ Meet certain income and resource levels
The categories under the Medicare Savings Program are:
~ Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)
~ Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary
~ Qualified Individual 1 (QI 1)
~ Qualified Working Disabled individual (QWDI)*
*Applicant cannot be eligible for Medical Assistance, pays for Part A premium only.
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Director of Temporary Assistance