Page Reviewed / Updated - August 06, 2010
The Delaware Prescription Assistance Program, or DPAP for short, is a financial assistance program designed to help seniors and those who are disabled with the cost of prescription drugs. Participants cannot be on Medicaid, nor have other prescription insurance except for Medicare Part D, which they must have. This program will pay as much as 75% of seniors’ out-of-pocket prescription costs. DPAP is a Medicare wraparound program. This means the benefits supplement those benefits provided by Part D. When a medication purchase is made, Medicare Part D is billed first and then DPAP works towards those costs that Part D does not cover.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must meet the following criteria:
The DPAP program provides up to $3,000 annually in prescription assistance to each participant. Diabetic supplies are not included. There is no annual fee or application fee. However, this program does have a co-payment in the amount of 25% of the cost of the prescription drug. The minimum co-payment is $5.
For more information on DPAP, visit the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance website. Alternatively, one can apply by calling 1-800-996-9969 or download an application here. Proof of income will be required with a completed application.