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Disability Rx is funded with a portion of the Nevada’s share of tobacco settlement funds and was passed into law during the 1999 Legislative session. Program benefits are coordinated directly with the Medicare Part D Plans that serve as the first prescription drug resource for enrolled members.
Program Changes Effective January 1, 2022
Eligible for Medicare: Applicants must be eligible for Medicare and enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (part D) and use that program as the first source of help with prescriptions. In addition, beneficiaries who qualify for Extra Help with Part D costs (such as premiums, deductibles and co-payments) must apply for and, if approved, use that help. This is important because the Extra Help may cover more of the beneficiary’s out-of-pocket costs than the Disability Rx Program.
Income: Includes income from all sources for both applicant and spouse. Effective July 1, 2022, the maximum annual household income for singles is $33,152, and the maximum annual household income for married couples is $44,193. Proof of income is required when submitting a new application. Acceptable forms for proof of income may include a copy your current tax return, and/or credible documentation of income source.
Residency: Applicants must have lived continuously in Nevada for at least 12 consecutive months (one year) prior to the date of application.
If you meet certain income and resource limits, you may qualify for Extra Help from Medicare to pay the costs of Medicare prescription drug coverage. As of December 2022, you may qualify if you have up to $20,628 in yearly income ($27,708 for a married couple) and up to $15,510 in resources ($30,950 for a married couple). This may change in 2023.