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Prescriptions  

Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, PACE and PACENET, offer low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. For more information, call 1-800-225-7223.
  

Eligibility

Effective 2014, Social Security Medicare Part B premiums are now excluded from income. This change has the same effect as raising the income limits by that amount. For most Medicare beneficiaries, this amount is $1,258.80 per person for a year. For married couples, the excluded amount would be $2,517.60 for a year.  
 
PACE and PACENET eligibility is determined by your previous calendar year’s income.
 
PACE
  • You must be 65 years of age or older.
  • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
  • You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Human Service's Medicaid prescription benefit.
  • For a single person, total income must be $14,500 or less.
  • For a married couple, combined total income must be $17,700 or less.
PACENET
  • You must be 65 years of age or older.
  • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
  • You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Human Service's Medicaid prescription benefit.
  • PACENET income limits are slightly higher than those for PACE
  • For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $23,500
  • For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 and $31,500

TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION OR TO APPLY ONLINE, VISIT PACECares.