Medicare Savings Programs

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    Taxonomy Code: NL-5000.5000-700

    Programs that pay all or a portion of Medicare costs for low income Medicare beneficiaries with limited resources/assets. The programs are administered by Medicaid medical assistance offices, pay all or a portion of Medicare premiums and may pay Medicare deductibles and co-insurance. Included are the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program that pays Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments for people with combined incomes that do not exceed 100 percent of the federal poverty level; the Specified Low-Income Beneficiary (SLMB) program that pays Medicare Part B premiums for people with combined incomes between 100 and 120 percent of the federal poverty level; the Qualifying Individuals (QI) program that pays Medicare Part B premiums for people with combined incomes 120 and 135 percent of the federal poverty level; and the Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) program that helps pay the Part A premium for individuals under age 65 who have a disability and are working, have lost their premium-free Part A when they returned to work, are not receiving medical assistance from their state and meet income and resource limits required by their state. The QI program is available on a first come, first served basis. Asset/resource limits are uniform for the QMB, SLMB and QI programs and are $7,160 for single individuals and $10,750 for married couples.

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    Delta County Department of Human ServicesHuman service programsDelta County560 Dodge Street, Delta - Delta County Department of Human ServicesDelta County Department of Human Services
    Dolores County Department of Social ServicesDolores County Department of Social Services is available to individuals and families in need of government assistance programs. These programs may include: - Colorado Child Care Assistance Program - Child Support Enforcement - Colorado Works / Temporary Aid to Needy Families - Food Assistance - Medicaid - Old Age Pension (OAP) - Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) - Aid to the Blind (AB) - Adult Protective Services - Child Protective Services - LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) Please contact office staff regarding any additional programs offered.Dolores County409 N. Main Street, Dove Creek - Dolores County Department of Social ServicesDolores County Department of Social Services
    Mesa County Department of Human ServicesThe Mesa County Department of Human Services (MCDHS) provides multiple support services to Mesa County Residents to help individuals and families achieve safety, independence and self sufficiency.Mesa CountyMesa County Department of Human ServicesMesa County Department of Human Services

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