PACE Program - Prescription Assistance
Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, PACE and PACENET, offer low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. The program works with Medicare Part D plans and other prescription drug plans such as retiree/union coverage, employer plans, Medicare Advantage (HMO, PPO) and Veterans’ Benefits (VA) to lower out-of-pocket costs for medications.
As of February 2022, PACENET income limits increased by $6,000. Residents who were not eligible in the past, may now be eligible with the new income limits in place. Check your eligibility below.
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PACE and PACENET eligibility is determined by your previous calendar year’s income.
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.
Income requirements based on previous year gross income
PACE Income Limits
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 Income Limits
For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $33,500
For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 and $41,500
How to apply
Phone: Call 1-800-225-7223 to apply by phone. Please have income and insurance information available.
Online: To complete an online application visit PACECares.
Paper:Print an application and send it to the address, fax number, or email address below.
PO Box 8806
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8806
To download an application or to apply online, visit PACECares.
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The Clearinghouse, a program sponsored by PACE, assists PA residents over the age of 18 with social and life services. Local, state and national resources are suggested based on an individuals needs.
Medical and Prescription Programs
- Programs to assist with medication and medical expenses
- Medical and dental clinics with sliding-scale and no cost services
- Medicare, Medicaid, Medical Assistance, Veteran's benefits and other private plans
- Local rehabilitation, counseling, and support groups
- Local food pantries and sources of meal assistance
- SNAP and food stamp programs
- Program available through state and federal agencesi
- Rental properties, shelters and transitional housing
- Utility assistance programs
- Listing of employers and temp agencies
- Online employment applications
- Training programs
Social and Life Services
- Local bus lines and transportation assistance programs
- Legal aid
- Furniture and clothing donation programs to obtain household and personal products
To use the Clearinghouse program persons must Pennsylvania residents and be over the age of 18. There is no defined income limit. Each program and service has specific income guidelines. Trained staff will review and explain each programs guidelines.
Is there a fee?
The Clearinghouse does not charge a fee. However, some assistance programs have fees which will be discussed prior to enrollment.
Contact the Clearinghouse
Phone: 1-800-955-0989, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, after hours voicemail is available.
The PACE/PACENET Application Center provides free, simplified access to valuable federal and state benefits programs to older Pennsylvanians.
You may qualify for:
- Medicare Extra Help
- Property Tax/Rent Rebate
- SNAP/Food Stamps
It's free and easy to apply and the Application Center can help you apply over the phone. Call 866-712-2060, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.