Medicare Discount Card
Transitional Assistance ($600 Credit)
If your income is no more than $12,569/individual, or no more than $16,862 for a married couple, you may qualify for a $600 credit to help pay for your prescription drugs. If you qualify, Medicare will put a $600 credit on your Medicare-approved drug discount card. You won’t have to pay the annual enrollment fee for the discount card if you qualify for the $600 credit.
To apply for this credit, you need to fill out an enrollment form for the prescription drug discount card and complete the part of the form for the $600 credit. Card sponsors are allowed to begin enrollment in May 2004. You will be required to submit information about your income when you complete the enrollment form. The information below is provided to help you calculate your income for the enrollment form. (NOTE: You will not qualify for the credit if you already have outpatient drug coverage from Medicaid, TRICARE for Life, FEHBP, or an employer group health plan.)
Income that Should be Included Income that Should NOT be Included