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  • Benefit Checklist for Older Erie County Residents

    This checklist provides information on different benefits older Erie County residents can assess. Listing provides eligibility requirements as well as an explanation of the benefits. Content Detail

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    Erie County Department of Senior Services
  • Closing the Coverage Gap? Medicare Prescription Drugs Are Becoming More Affordable

    From 2011 onward, individual who reach the donut hole have a roughly 50% discount off the full drug cost during the donut hole, which will gradually increase until the donut hole is no more in 2020. Find out how you can qualify for this. Content Detail

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    Closing the Coverage Gap? Medicare Prescription Drugs Are Becoming More Affordable
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Interactive Counselor

    The Medicare Interactive Counselor gives up-to-date information on Medicare eligibility and enrollment rules, how Medicare works with supplemental coverage, what resources are are available to people with low income, step-by-step appeals althroughs, Part D information and information on the rights and protections of caregivers. Content Detail

  • What is Medicare?

    Medicare is a federally funded program which provides health and hospital insurance benefits. There are four types of Medicare. Read hear to find out more. Also read here to find out what to do if Medicare denies coverage on a claim. Content Detail

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    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
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The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) (2)+

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Part D and ADAP

    Follow this link to a webpage from NYS Department of Health that explains the relationship between Part D and ADAP for people with HIV/AIDS who have Medicare. Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health
  • HIV Uninsured Care Programs (ADAP)

    There are four different programs to provide coverage for health care costs associated with treatment of HIV/AIDS. Follow this link to information from NYS Department of Health on all these programs, including eligibility criteria, relationship with Medicaid, and application forms. Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health
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    Spanish / Español

Forms and tools (1)+

Medicare appeals and fair hearings (1)+

Paying for your prescriptions (2)+

Protecting yourself from fraud (1)+

  • Protecting Medicare and You From Fraud

    A warning for seniors and people with disabilities to be aware of a scheme that asks Medicare beneficiaries for money and checking account information to help them enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Content Detail

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    United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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    Spanish / Español

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  • Benefit Checklist for Older Erie County Residents

    This checklist provides information on different benefits older Erie County residents can assess. Listing provides eligibility requirements as well as an explanation of the benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Department of Senior Services
  • Tips on Applying for Extra Help with Medicare Drug Costs

    Millions of people with Medicare who have low incomes are eligible for Extra Help, a federal program that helps pay for some or most of the cost of the Medicare prescription drug benefit. You can get this application at your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office or on the Internet at www.ssa.gov. The Extra Help program will make it much easier for you to pay for your medications through the Medicare drug benefit. Content Detail

    By:
    Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
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