How Do You Qualify for Medicare QMB?


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Monthly income and resource limits for the qualified Medicare beneficiary program for both individuals and married couples are listed on the Medicare website. Seniors whose income exceeds these limits may still qualify if the income derives from working, as explained by Medicare.gov.

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The qualified Medicare beneficiary program helps seniors pay for Part A premiums, Part B premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and copayments, according to Medicare.gov. The site defines resources as checking or savings accounts, stocks and bonds but not a primary residence, cars, burial plots or savings for funeral expenses, personal items such as furniture. It also states that the limits are slightly higher in Alaska and Hawaii.

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