Eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) expanded for New Yorkers in 2023. MSPs pay for your monthly Medicare Part B premium and may provide other cost assistance.

If you live in New York and have a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with your health care costs through an MSP.

The table below includes the eligibility limits for the MSP in 2024.

2024 New York gross monthly income limits
Individuals Couples
QI $2,355 $3,189
QMB $1,752 $2,371

These limits are based on the 2024 federal poverty level (FPL) and include a standard $20 disregard. In 2023, the QMB limit increased from 100% FPL to 138% FPL. SLMB has been eliminated. QI increased from 135% FPL to 186% FPL.

Note: The income and asset limits for Medicaid also increased in 2023.

If you meet the income limits above, the Medicare Rights Center can help you apply for an MSP. Call 800-333-4114 for more information or to apply. If your income is close to the limit, it is often worth applying.