Starting June 10, some Medicare enrollees, including Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors, will receive the first $250 rebate checks from the government.
The checks are designed to provide financial help. Medicare enrollees whose prescription drug costs total more than $2,830 and less than $6,440 can receive this rebate. This is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in March.
Seniors have no forms to fill out, and they don’t have to do anything to receive the checks. Medicare automatically sends a check made out to those who are eligible for the rebate. Eligible seniors don’t need to provide any personal information like their social security or bank account number to get the rebate check.
The check is just one of the many components of the affordable care act. ♦
Editor’s note: This rebate is available to all people who meet the criteria, regardless of race. For non-English speaking Asian seniors who’d like more information or need to have questions answered, use these toll-free numbers from National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA):
English 1-800-336-2722 Chinese 1-800-582-4218
Korean 1-800-582-4259 Vietnamese 1-800-582-4336