Glossary

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)

A person who is eligible for Medicare, has an income of between 100 to 120 percent of the federal poverty level and has limited assets, is eligible to receive cost-sharing assistance if enrolled in the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary program. Under the SLMB program, state Medicaid agencies are required to pay the beneficiary’s Medicare Part B premiums, but not deductibles or copayments. Also see Qualified Medicare Beneficiary.