What is it?
If you get this PURPLE notice it means you automatically qualify for
because you have both Medicare and
, you're in a
, or you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
When should I get it?
You may get this notice at any time.
Who sends it?
What should I do if I get this notice?
Medicare will mail you a purple letter to let you know you automatically qualify for Extra Help. Keep this for your records. You don’t need to apply for Extra Help if you get this letter.
• If you don’t already have Medicare drug coverage, you must get it to use this Extra Help.
• If you don’t have drug coverage, Medicare may enroll you in a separate Medicare drug plan so that you’ll be able to use the Extra Help. If Medicare enrolls you in a plan, you’ll get a yellow or green letter letting you know when your coverage begins, and you’ll have a Special Enrollment Period to change plans if you want to enroll in a different plan than the one Medicare enrolled you in.
Download a sample
Get this notice in Spanish [PDF, 73.5 KB].
Publication, product, or other number
Product No. 11166