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Medicare Aid (M-QB)

Medicare-Aid For Help With Medicare Costs

Individuals who have Medicare coverage may be eligible to have their Medicare premiums paid by Medicaid if their income is between 100% and 135% of the poverty level. There is a limit on resources.

Your Medicare-Aid Benefit depends on your monthly income

Table: Medicare-Aid Benefit
If income is no more than: Your Medicare-Aid Benefit is payment of:
Individual Couple
$990 $1,335
  • Part B premiums
  • Part A premiums (when applicable)
  • Medicare hospital deductible
  • Medicare annual deductible
  • 20% Medicare co-payment
$1,188 $1,602 Part B premiums
$1,337 $1,803 Part B premiums Funds for this program may be limited

Income includes:

  • Social Security
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Pensions and other retirement benefits and
  • Wages (some income can be disregarded).

Resources Include:

  • cash
  • bank accounts
  • second car
  • retirement accounts
  • stocks and bonds and
  • real estate that is not your home.
  • Your resources must be no more than $7,280 for an individual, or $10,930 for a couple. Resources DO NOT INCLUDE your home, car, household furnishings, clothing or other personal effects such as jewelry.

NOTICE: Medicare-Aid only pays for services covered by Medicare. Therefore, it DOES NOT pay for prescriptions or eyeglasses.

Locate & Contact

Public Assistance / Economic Services


Family Medicaid
P: (828) 250-5500

Social Work Services
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

LaQuana Edwards
Economic Services Division Head
P: (828) 250-5723

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Eligibility rules and income/asset amounts are subject to change.

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