RIPAE Program

R.I. Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly Program provides people age 65 and older and people age 55 – 64 who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits with subsidies to purchase certain medications. RIPAE members can also purchase other prescribed medication at the RIPAE discount price. The medications for which the subsidy is available are medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, …

Prescription Assistance Program: RI Rx Card

Discount prescription drug card provides savings up to 75% on FDA approved prescriptions at pharmacies across the country. Who Qualifies? All Rhode Island residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program can be used to supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and High Deductible Plans. It can also be used as a …

MEDICAID – ADULTS AGE 19 – 64

The Medicaid Program provides comprehensive medical coverage to low-income adults age 19 – 64 who do not have children in their care. This category of Medicaid is sometimes called Medicaid Expansion or “MAGI” Income must be less than 138% of the federal poverty level which is $17,774 for a single adult (Effective March 2021). There is no resource test for eligibility. …

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit provides a tax credit and/or refund to people who earn low to moderate wages. The payment is received as part of the end-of-year tax filing period. Workers who qualify for the federal EITC also qualify for a state EITC which is currently 15% of the federal amount for tax year 2020. Who Qualifies? For tax …

HealthSource RI – Affordable Health Coverage

HealthSource RI (HSRI) is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Rhode Islanders can compare affordable health plans and purchase coverage that meets their health care needs and budget. HSRI also hosts the on-line application process for both Medicaid and subsidized commercial coverage. COVID: The American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes changes that make health insurance …

Property Tax Relief Circuit Breaker Program

Program provides state-funded tax credit to senior and disabled homeowners and renters whose property taxes exceed between 3% and 6% of their household income. For renters, property tax is calculated at 20% of annual rent.  The maximum credit is $400 for 2020. Who Qualifies? For Tax Year 2020: Homeowner/renter must be a senior (over age 65) or disabled (receiving a …