ACIN I-63-05 – New Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) (October 3, 2005)

Initial information about the affect of the Medicare Part D program (phasing out the Drug Discount Card, beginning January 1, 2006.) As a result, the Food Stamps program will return to the former policy of considering only unreimbursed out-of pocket expenses for prescription drugs for determining a household’s medical deduction. “Implementation of Part D may require that Food Stamp Program county staff assist applicants in filing out applications for Part D enrollment. However, eligibility determinations for enrollment will be made by the Social Security Administration.” The letter also includes a Q & A. [Download]