Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) — Qualification at a Glance

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Program/Benefits Income Limits Asset Limits
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)
  • Premiums for Parts A & B
  • Deductibles for Parts A & B
  • Coinsurance for Parts A & B

Single:
$990/mo., $11,880/yr.*

Couple:
$1,335/mo., $16,020/yr.*

Single: $7,280 / Couple: $10,930

Assets exclude: one home, household goods and personal belongings, one car, and prepaid burial plan (unlimited if irrevocable or up to $1,500 if revocable) and burial plot
Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)
  • Part B Premium

Single:
$1,188/mo., $14,256/yr.*

Couple:
$1,602/mo., $19,224/yr.*

Single: $7,280 / Couple: $10,930

Assets exclude: one home, household goods and personal belongings, one car, and prepaid burial plan (unlimited if irrevocable or up to $1,500 if revocable) and burial plot

Qualified Individual (QI)
  • Part B Premium

Single:
$1,337/mo., $16,038/yr.*

Couple:
$1,803/mo., $21,627/yr.*

Single: $7,280 / Couple: $10,930

Assets exclude: one home, household goods and personal belongings, one car, and prepaid burial plan (unlimited if irrevocable or up to $1,500 if revocable) and burial plot

Qualified Disabled Working Individual (QDWI)

Single:
$4,025/mo.

Couple:
$5,405/mo.

Single: $4,000 / Couple: $6,000

Assets exclude: one home, household goods and personal belongings, one car, and prepaid burial plan (unlimited if irrevocable or up to $1,500 if revocable) and burial plot

250% California Working Disabled (CWD)
  • Medi-Cal coverage (with monthly premium)

Single:
$2,475/mo., $29,700/yr.

Couple: $3,338/mo., $40,050/yr.

Note: These figures will change in April 2017.
Income excludes disability benefits

Single: $2,000 / Couple: $3,000

Other exclusions apply

* Income figures do not include a $20 disregard, in which $20 is subtracted from your monthly income (earned or unearned).

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Updated May 4, 2016

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