SNAP Updates

Published on October, 7 2022 by Leslie Bailey
New Income Guidelines and Increase in Benefit AmountsClick here for a full chart of the updated income guidelines for the SNAP program in NYS effective October 1, 2022. In addition, the maximum SNAP benefit amount, the shelter cap, as well as the homeless deduction have increased, see these changes on our SNAP Budget Worksheet. Our free [...]

Medicare Part D to Cap Insulin Cost at $35 per Month in 2023

Published on October, 4 2022 by Michelle Berney
Individuals with Medicare Part D drug coverage who take insulin that is on their plan’s formulary will have their co-pays capped at $35 per insulin per month. The $35/month cost is not subject to the plan’s annual deductible (if the plan has one), meaning that one can benefit from the $35 copay before meeting any deductible. [...]

​Medicare Part B Premiums decreasing in 2023

Published on September, 29 2022 by Michelle Berney
The standard monthly Medicare Part B premium will be $164.90 in 2023, a reduction from $170.10 in 2022. Individuals and married couples with higher earnings, defined by Medicare as adjusted gross income of $97,000 single/$194,000 married for tax year 2021, may be subject to higher Part B and Part D premiums. BPLC has a chart of [...]

Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy amount for 2023

Published on September, 23 2022 by Michelle Berney
In 2023, individuals who qualify for full Extra Help (also known as the Low-Income Subsidy Program, LIS) can enroll in a standard Part D plan with a monthly premium of up to $38.90. Individuals with Medicaid and/or a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) are automatically enrolled in Extra Help. Individuals can also apply for Extra Help with [...]