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A person receiving Medicare may qualify to have their Medicare premiums, co-payments, and deductibles paid.

To learn more, select one of the following:


Who Can Receive Services

The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant:

  • Is an Arizona resident
  • Is a United States citizen or a qualified immigrant
  • Has a Social Security number or applies for one
    • To apply for a Social Security number visit the U.S. Social Security Administration
    • Make a copy of the form submitted as confirmation of applying for a Social Security Number
  • Is entitled to Medicare Part A
  • Applies for potential income that may be available, such as unemployment, pensions, and Social Security
  • Is under the income limit

Income Limits

An enrollment cap is in place for the Qualified Individual-1 (QI-1) Medicare Savings Program due to lack of sufficient federal funding. This means we cannot approve applications for QI-1 at this time. Benefits for people who are already receiving QI-1 will continue through December 31, 2015 as long as they remain eligible for the program.

The tables below show how much money the applicant can receive each month before taxes (gross monthly income) and other deductions are subtracted.

It is also important to know that if someone is working, AHCCCS may subtract an amount for work expenses.

If person's income is under the limit in the table below, the person qualifies to have their Medicare Part A & B premiums, copayments, and deductibles paid.

Family Size Gross Monthly Income Limit
Applicant Only $981
Applicant and Spouse $1328

If the person's income is higher than the income limit in the table above, the person may still qualify to have just their Medicare Part B premium paid if their income is under the income limit below.

Family Size Gross Monthly Income Limit
Applicant Only $1325
Applicant and Spouse $1793

Additional Information

Please use the Applicants Menu on the left for information about how to apply, covered services, available health plans, and additional resources. For other questions, please contact us.

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