If you are not enrolled in one of the programs that automatically qualify you for Extra Help, you will need to fill out an application to apply. You can do that through the Social Security Administration using the agency’s printed or online application (available at www.ssa.gov), or at your local county assistance office or Apprise office.
If you do not have a Part D plan and become eligible for Extra Help you will get as SEP to enroll in a Medicare private drug plan. You will not have to pay a Part D premium penalty, even if you enroll in a Medicare private drug plan after you were first eligible. If you are found eligible for Extra Help and you do not choose a drug plan, Medicare will choose one for you.