Medicare Premium Payment Program

If you have Medicare, the RI Medicaid Program may be able to help you with some of your Medicare costs through this program if you qualify. See the eligibility information below.

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)

Specified
Low-income Medicare Beneficiary(SLMB)
Qualified Individual (QI)
People age 65 and older and adults with disabilities may qualify as a QMB if their income is less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and if their resources, such as savings, are less than $7,160 for a person or  $10,750 for a married couple. If eligible as a QMB, Medicaid pays for Medicare Part A and B. People 65 and older and adults with disabilities may qualify as a SLMB if their income is between 100% and 120% of the FPL and if their resources, such as savings, are less than $7,160 for a person and $10,750 for a married couple. If eligible as a SLMB, Medicaid will pay for Medicare Part B. People 65 and older and adults with disabilities may qualify as a QI if their income is between 120% and 135% of the FPL and if their resources are less than $7,160 for an individual and $10,750 for a married couple. If eligible, Medical Assistance will pay the Medicare Part B premium. Funds for this program are limited and eligibility is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about this program, please call or visit your local DHS Office.

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