Drug Discount Cards
Medicare-approved Drug Discount Cards (DDCs) became available in
June, 2004 and continued until the prescription drug benefit began.
For People with Low Incomes
Through the DDC program, beneficiaries with incomes below 135% of
the poverty level could apply to receive a $600 transitional
assistance credit in both 2004 and 2005. Beneficiaries who qualified
credit are also eligible to receive "wraparound" coverage
offered by some drug companies through some DDCs.