Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

Medicare Special Benefits Outreach and Enrollment Assistance


Millions of low-income older Americans struggle to pay their prescription, health care, food, and energy costs. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 has been instrumental in helping these disadvantaged seniors to regain their economic footing and live healthy, independent lives.

We can help!

You may be eligible for Medicare Special Benefits! The Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services provides enrollment assistance for Medicare Part D, the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy, and/or the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). We can also help you understand the availability and use of free and reduced-cost preventive benefits covered by Medicare Part B.

One single application can screen you for ten different financial assistance programs under the categories of:

  • Prescription Drug Assistance
  • Hearing Aid Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Nutrition Assistance
  • Medicare Premiums

Contact Us!

For additional information or to schedule an appointment with a social worker to complete the application.

Sussex County Division of Senior Services
One Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Newton, NJ 07860
Telephone (973) 579-0555


Medicare Savings Programs and State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs: Income Eligibility Chart for New Jersey

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Guidelines

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

This project was supported in part by grants from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL or CMS policy.