Help Available to Pay for Prescription Drugs in Baltimore County
With the colder temperatures, many older adults with limited incomes are using their money to buy heating oil, rather than purchasing their medications. The Baltimore County Department of Aging may be able to help them. The agency has received Maryland Cares funding from the State to assist Baltimore County residents who have difficulty paying for their prescriptions. Baltimore County residents who are Medicare beneficiaries and eligible for a Medicare Prescription Drug plan may qualify if their monthly income is below $2,287 (individual) or $2,991(couple) and assets below $11,000 (individual) or $14,000 (couple) will qualify. Only medications covered by Medicare D will be included and the funds will be paid to directly to the pharmacy.
If you have a client who is a Baltimore County resident and may qualify, call the Department of Aging’s Senior Information and Assistance, 410-887-2594 and request funds for prescription drugs.