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Michigan Seniors Receive Nearly $15 Million in Prescription Drug CreditsContact: Terry Stanton (517) 335-1356
August 29, 2001
The Michigan Department of Treasury today issued nearly $15 million in credits to 29,000 seniors for their 2000 prescription drug costs.
"These credits will aid seniors struggling to pay their out-of-pocket health care expenses," said State Treasurer Douglas B. Roberts.
The program, which assists low-income Michigan residents over 64 years of age, provides a maximum credit of $600 for an individual and $1200 for a married couple. The average 2000 credit is $506.91 - up from $504 last year.
To be eligible for the 2000 credit, a Michigan resident must have met the following criteria:
Seniors with questions about the prescription drug credit or concerns about their claims should contact the Department of Treasury at 1-800-487-7000. For questions on Medicaid, please call: 1-888-858-5929.