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As a Health Care professional in the area, I see a lot of sons and daughters taking care of their Moms and Dads. It is truly a blessing to be in an area where entire families are intact and with in just a few miles.  I want to take a moment to explain “Extra Help” that may be available for our senior Dads. The “Extra Help” I am referring to has to do with the Medicare Part D prescription Benefit. If your father has limited resources and income he may be eligible for Extra Help.  This help will come in the form of helping to pay for monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription copayments- all related to the Medicare prescription drug plan. On Average the Extra Help is worth about $4000.00 and year and many people qualify for these big savings and don’t even know it.

To quality for Extra Help your resources must be limited to 12,640.00 for an individual or $25,260.00 for a married couple living together. Resources do not include home, car, and life insurance.  Your annual income is limited to $16335.00 and 22,065.00 for single and married couple.

Even if your income is higher than these levels you may still qualify because of some adjustments you may be eligible for. Not knowing these special adjustments is the main reason why a lot of people don’t even apply. Examples where your income may be higher are if you or your spouse supports other family members who live with you or your or your spouse has earnings from work.

To learn more about the Extra Help from Social Security, visit Also you can make an appointment at Custer Pharmacy and have us help you with the steps. Happy father’s day to all the fathers out there and remember that no question should go unasked when it comes to your Health and Benefits.

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Larry Bertolino

Larry Bertolino

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Larry Bertolino is a 31 year old, U.S Navy Veteran and currently sitting on the board of Directors for the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, as well as Harrison County Rural Transit.
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