SSA Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost 2010-2015

$79 / year

This dataset describes a publicly available dataset about Social Security determinations of eligibility for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. The dataset includes annual data at the state level from federal FY 2010 through 2015 of Social Security Administration Extra Help decisions. Specific data elements are counts of Extra Help decisions made, counts of applicants found eligible for the Extra Help, and a percentage of Extra Help decisions found eligible by state. The dataset does not include counts of individuals automatically qualified (or “deemed”) for Extra Help or individuals who applied for Extra Help through a State Medicaid agency.

Complexity

The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes Medicare applications and provides Medicare information to the American public. The agency has a specific role in the Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D). Social Security takes and decides applications for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost, a provision to subsidize costs for Part D prescription drug plans for qualifying low income applicants. Other individuals automatically qualify (or are “deemed”) for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug plan costs because they also have Medicaid or receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. Medicare beneficiaries can automatically qualify for Extra Help if they also receive any type of Medicaid assistance from their State or get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Medicare beneficiaries can also apply for Extra Help, by completing Social Security’s Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). This dataset provides annual data at the national and state levels from federal fiscal year 2010 through 2015 of Social Security Administration decisions for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs (Part D).

Percentage of eligible applications is derived by dividing the number of individuals found eligible for Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost applications by the total number of decisions made on Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs by SSA. (NOTE: This dataset does not include individuals who applied for Extra Help through a State Medicaid agency or who automatically qualified for Extra Help because they receive Medicaid assistance or SSI benefits.) The information for the dataset is a result of information keyed into web applications either by the public/applicant or by an agency employee. The source of the dataset is the Social Security Unified Measurement System (SUMS) Counts Data Warehouse. The data is updated daily with the most current SUMS Workload data from the Medicare Operational Data Store.

Date Created

2015-11-24

Last Modified

2015-11-24

Version

2015-11-24

Update Frequency

Never

Temporal Coverage

2010-2015

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => Social Security Administration

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

SSA, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits, Medicaid Assistance, Medicare Drug Costs, Medicare Drug Plans, Medicaid Drug Assistance

Other Titles

SSA Extra Help With Medicare Part D Drug Plan Cost 2010-2015, SSA Medicaid Assistance With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost 2010-2015, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Prescription Drug Plan Cost 2010-2015

Name Description Type Constraints
Fiscal_YearYear of Medicare prescription drug plan costdate-
StateGeographic Area Indicates the state (or one other location which is the District of Columbia and is shown in the table as DC) provided as the applicant’s address. Locations other than the fifty states and DC are shown as “no zip available”stringmaxLength : 16
Decisions_MadeIndicates the number of decisions made on Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost applications by the Social Security Administration.numberlevel : Ratio
EligibleIndicates the number of applicants found eligible after submitting an application for Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost.numberlevel : Ratio
Percentage_EligibleEligible divided by Decision made expressed as a percentage. This is the percentage of applicants eligible for Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost after filing an application with Social Security.numberlevel : Ratio
Fiscal_YearStateDecisions_MadeEligiblePercentage_Eligible
2013DC92553457.7
2014DC85151860.9
2015DC96359461.7
2010DC121771258.5
2011DC120879465.7
2012DC100760059.6
2015Alaska88546052
2014Idaho3507182552
2010Alaska86544351.2
2010Iowa7928333942.1