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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Patient Assistance Programs and Social Security Supplemental Security Income

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Patient assistance programs, or prescription support programs, can make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers. Patient assistance programs are funded by pharmaceutical companies and government agencies to help qualified patients get prescription medicines for free or at a significantly reduced cost. Most patient assistance programs require that an individual be uninsured or under-insured and have a low income in order to qualify for free or discount medications.

Social Security Supplemental Security Income makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources and are:
Age 65 or older;
Blind; or
Disabled.
The basic Social Security Supplemental Security Income  amount is the same nationwide. However, many states add money to the basic benefit. You can call us to find out the amounts for your state. If you are applying for Social Security Supplemental Security Income, you can complete a large part of your application by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov. You also can call toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 to ask for an appointment with a Social Security representative.





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