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Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Assistance
for those who are eligible for Medicare

PACE and PACENET are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults with limited incomes. PACE and PACENET offer low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. Over 300,000 Pennsylvanians receive prescription drug benefits through the programs which are funded through the Pennsylvania Lottery.

PACE and PACENET work with and are supplements to coverage you may already have including Medicare Part D Plans (Prescription and Drug Coverage), Retiree and Union Coverage, Employer Plans and Veteran's Benefits.

PACE Program Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for PACE, those who are eligible for Medicare must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 65 or older
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days
  • Cannot be receiving Medicaid prescription benefits
  • For a single person, the total income must be $14,500 or less
  • For a married couple, the combined total income must be $17,700 or less

PACENET Program Eligibility Guidelines

The PACENET income limits are slightly higher than those for PACE.

Income guidelines for PACE and PACENET change annually.

For the current income guidelines for both PACE and PACENET, please visit

Benefits and Services

PACE will pay for a senior's complete cost of medications except for the monthly co-payments of $6 for generic drugs and $9 for brand name drugs. PACENET has similar benefits but has co-payments of $8 for generics and $15 for brand name drugs.

There is no cost to enroll in the PACE program. PACENET participants may have to pay a monthly premium at the pharmacy.

To Learn More about PA Prescription Assistance Programs

You can contact PACE directly at 1 800 225 7223. If you are newly eligible for PACE or PACENET, it is a good idea to have a licensed agent review your current plan. You may be eligible for a Special Election Period if you enroll or disenroll in PACE that will allow you to make plan changes outside of the annual election period. We are happy to evaluate this for you.

  • Talk with someone from our Somerset Office, call 814-289-4222
  • Speak to someone from our Wexford Office call 724-940-9490
  • Or complete the form below and a representative will call or email you at your convenience

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Pace and Pacenet Prescription Drug Assistance Program

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