Medication Assistance

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)

The Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, the Lifeline program, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program are three State programs with similar eligibility guidelines. You may be eligible for PAAD if you meet the following requirements:

• A New Jersey resident; and

• 65 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older and receiving Social Security Title II Disability benefits; and

• Annual income for 2011 of less than $24,432 if single or less than $29,956 if married; and

• Medicare-eligible PAAD beneficiaries are also required to enroll in a standard Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan in New Jersey with a monthly premium below the regional benchmark. These plans will cover medically necessary prescription medications under Medicare Part D. The federal Medicare Plan and PAAD will pay any costs above the PAAD copayment of $5 for each covered generic drug or $7 for each covered brand name drug, including premiums.



Rx4NJ is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Rx4NJ is a Web site designed to help low-income, uninsured New Jersey residents get access to patient assistance programs where they may qualify for free, or nearly free, prescription medicines. Patients will be directed to the public or private programs most likely to meet their needs. Rx4NJ helps low-income, uninsured patients.



$4 Prescription Program at Walmart

The $4 Prescription Program lets you choose from hundreds of generic drugs and over-the-counter medications that are just $4 for a 30-day supply or $10 for a 90-day supply. Use our online Medications Finder or check the list of medications above to see if your particular medications and dosages are available in the $4 Prescription Program. Then you can get started by setting up an account, transferring your prescriptions, entering a new prescription or refilling your prescriptions. Please be sure to see the program details and restrictions above.


County Boards of Social Services

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