Medicare Savings Programs: QMB, SLMB, and QI

Medicare Advocacy Project

The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) and Qualifying Individual (QI) programs are federal Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) which help low income elders and younger Medicare beneficiaries access Medicare benefits. This brochure is an overview of those programs in Massachusetts, including financial eligibility information.


Income limits for these programs are updated every March 1; resource limits are updated every January 1.


The 2010-2024 brochures are available below.

Attachment Size
2024 Medicare Savings Programs.pdf (467.98 KB) 467.98 KB
Medicare Savings (Buy-In) Programs 2023.pdf (186.96 KB) 186.96 KB
Medicare Savings (Buy-In) Programs 2022.pdf (250.91 KB) 250.91 KB
Medicare Savings (Buy-In) Programs 2021.pdf (204.39 KB) 204.39 KB
Medicare Savings (Buy-In) Programs March 2020.pdf (213.32 KB) 213.32 KB
Medicare Savings (Buy-In) Programs Jan 2020.pdf (240.46 KB) 240.46 KB
QMB_SLMB-QI 2019 ver2.pdf (317.46 KB) 317.46 KB
QMB_SLMB-QI 2018_0.pdf (314.25 KB) 314.25 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-17.pdf.pdf (142.67 KB) 142.67 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-16.pdf (156.59 KB) 156.59 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-15_0.pdf (123.72 KB) 123.72 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-14.pdf (122.49 KB) 122.49 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-13.pdf (122.3 KB) 122.3 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-12 _1.pdf (27.02 KB) 27.02 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-2011 .pdf (27.18 KB) 27.18 KB
QMB-SLMB-QI-2010 .pdf (27.05 KB) 27.05 KB