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The NYS Medicaid Program offers "special help" to help pay the premiums, co-payments and deductibles of the Medicare Program. These are known as the "Buy-In" programs.   All Medicaid applicants are screened to see if they are eligible for the any of these subsides. 

Medicare Savings Program 2016 Income Limits

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program

Individual monthly income limit*
$981

Program helps pay for:
Part A premiums
Part B premiums
Deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program

Individual monthly income limit*
Between $981 and $1,177

Program helps pay for:
Part B premiums only

Qualifying Individual (QI) Program

Individual monthly income limit

Between $1,177 and $1,325 

Program helps pay for:
Part B premiums only

Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program

Individual monthly income limit*

$1,962

Program helps pay for:
Part A premiums only

 *There is NO RESOURCE TESTING FOR ANY MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAMS = there is no limit on the amount of assets you may have.

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