Page Reviewed / Updated - May 2014
The state of Maine offers two prescription assistance programs for its residents. Both programs offer financial assistance to participants though they each offer different amounts of assistance and have different eligibility requirements. The Low Cost Drug for the Elderly and Disabled Program is more commonly referred to as the DEL Program and it is designed for disabled or elderly individuals with very low incomes. The Maine RX Plus Program is intended for low to middle income individuals and families. There are no costs to enroll in either of these programs.
To be eligible for the DEL Program, seniors must meet the following criteria:
RX Plus Program
To be eligible for RX Plus, persons must meet the following criteria:
The DEL Program pays for 80% of a senior’s out-of-pocket drug costs after Medicare Part D or other insurance coverage. The Maine RX Plus Program offers 15% - 60% discounts off the purchase price.
Maine residents can learn more about these programs or apply for assistance by contacting their local Area Agency on Aging. Alternatively, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Elder Services provides some additional information on their webpage. Finally, information is also available by calling the toll free number at (866) 796-2463.