Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Maryland
We have provided this information for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be a recommendation or endorsement of any program or entity.
Where to get private fuel funds to help with your utility bills
Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone number of the fuel fund nearest you, or go to www.nationalfuelfunds.org.
Maryland - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes
Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies. We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from. We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive. If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland - Offers a variety of support and emergency services.
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland,
Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program
Maryland residents 65 and older with 2007 monthly income of $2,553 ($3,423 for a couple) or less. Must enroll in a Part D stand-alone drug plan (PDP). Must apply for “Extra Help”—Part D assistance. Must not be eligible for full Extra Help.
Benefits - Up to $25 in monthly drug plan premium assistance. Does not help pay the cost of your prescription drugs, only your Part D plan’s monthly premium.
Eligibility - Maryland residents age 19 and older who have 2007 monthly income below $987 ($1,141 for couples) , assets below $4,000 ($6,000 for couples). Must not have Medicare or full Medicaid benefits.
Benefits - $2.50 co-pay per generic and some brand-name Rx. $7.50 co-pay for certain brand-name Rx. Good at any participating Maryland pharmacy.
Kidney Disease Program (KDP)
Eligibility - Maryland residents diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD, or kidney failure). If you are eligible for Medicare, you must enroll in Part A, Part B and Part D. No income limit, but if you have 2007 monthly income above $1,489 ($1,997 for couples) and/or assets above $1,702 ($2,282 for couples), you will have to pay a program fee based on your income.
Benefits - Helps pay for certain prescription drugs, health services related to ESRD, and Medicare deductibles and coinsurance when receiving services related to ESRD.
Page Updated 09/28/2007