According to 2016 data, 8.8% of Illinois seniors live in poverty, the 27th highest rate in the country.
Open enrollment is underway for Medicare Part D, the prescription drug coverage portion of Medicare, and Social Security officials are reminding seniors of their program called 'Extra Help'.
That's Jack Myers with Social Security who points out with Medicare Part D covering prescription drugs, 'Extra Help' helps reduce co-pays and deductibles.
Visit socialsecurity.gov for the application or to find an office near you to contact to apply.
Myers points out, Social Security cannot help seniors enroll in Medicare Part D prescriptions drug plans.