SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home2608. What are unearned income exclusions?

For purposes of determining countable income for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, the unearned income exclusions that apply to the SSI program also apply to Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs determinations (see §2137).

NOTE: We do not count in-kind support and maintenance as income when we determine your eligibility for Extra Help. That is, we do not count the help you receive from someone else to pay your household expenses, such as, food, mortgage, rent, heating fuel or gas, electricity, water, and property taxes.

Last Revised: Nov. 30, 2010