Qualified Disabled Working Individuals

Eligibility for Buy-In Program for Part A Help with Medicare Part A Premiums

If you are under age 65, disabled, and no longer entitled to free Medicare Hospital Insurance Part A solely because you successfully returned to work, you may be eligible for a program that helps pay your Medicare Part A monthly premium.

To be eligible for this help, you must:

  • Continue to have a disabling impairment.
  • Sign up for Premium Hospital Insurance (Part A).
  • Have limited income.
  • Have resources worth less than $4,000 for an individual and $6,000 for a couple, not counting the home where you live, usually one car, and certain insurance.
  • Not already be eligible for Medicaid.

To find out more about this program, call the Qualifies Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program’s contact in your county, local, or State Social Services or visit the benefits website.