Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMB) and Qualifying Individuals (QI)

These programs may help pay your Medicare Part "B" Premiums.

Eligibility: 
  • Is entitled to Medicare Part A hospital insurance
  • Has countable income between 120% and 135% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Has countable resources below the limit ($7,730 for an individual and $11,600 for a couple)
  • Is not otherwise eligible for full Medicaid benefits
Income Limit: 

Family Size

SLMB

120%

(Eff. 03/01/2020 )

QI

135%

(Eff. 03/01/2020 )

1 (Individual)

1,276

1,436

2 (Couple)

1,724

1,940

Benefits: 

For a SLMB or a QI, Healthy Connections is required to pay the Medicare Part B premium only. These individuals are not entitled to any other Medicaid benefits; therefore, they do not receive a Medicaid card.

To Apply: 

Apply online  or complete the following form(s) and submit it electronically to 8888201204@fax.scdhhs.gov , by mail to SCDHHS-Central Mail, P.O. Box 100101, Columbia, SC 29202-3101 or to your local county office.

Additional Information for Select Medicaid Programs

 

 

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