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Medicare: Financial Assistance (QMB, QWDI, SLIMB)

Eligibility For Medicare Financial Assistance

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To qualify for financial assistance, you must:

  • Be eligible for Part A Medicare (Hospital Insurance).
  • Have a limited income that varies by program (See below).
  • Have assets or resources such as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds of less than $4,000 for a single person or $6,000 for a couple.
    • Your lived-in home of any value, one vehicle, and burial plots do not count.
    • An additional $1,500 in savings is permitted if it's kept separate from other money and is earmarked for your burial.
  • Not already be receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid.

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