PACE prescription programs benefit seniors

PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older.

To be eligible for PACE and PACENET, you must be:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application
  • Not enrolled in the Department of Human Services’ Medicaid prescription benefit program

Social Security Medicare Part B premiums are excluded from being counted toward income levels.

PACE

  • For a single person, total income must be $14,500 or less
  • For a married couple, combined total income must be $17,700 or less

PACENET

  • PACENET income limits are slightly higher than those for PACE
  • For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $23,500
  • For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 and $31,500

PACE Plus Medicare

  • Under PACE Plus Medicare, PACE/PACENET coverage is supplemented by federal Medicare Part D prescription coverage and offers older Pennsylvanians the best benefits of both programs. Older adults continue to receive the same prescription benefits while, in many cases, saving more money.

For more information, to download an application or to apply online, please visit the PACECares website or contact my office.

Effective January 1, 2017 PACENET cardholders not enrolled in a Part D Plan will pay a $39.45 premium at the pharmacy each month.


Income qualification is based on prior year's income and includes taxable and non-taxable sources. Assets and resources are not counted as income.