If you file a paper application for extra help, Social Security will send you a notice in the mail to let you know they got your application. If you apply online, you will get a receipt online. If your online or paper application isn’t complete, Social Security will send you a letter or call you asking for the missing information. Once Social Security or your state makes a decision about your application, you will get a letter in the mail telling you if you qualify, how much extra help you will get if you qualify, and what to do next.
(Primary Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage 2008. This content may have been enhanced by Q1Group LLC to include further examples, explanations, and links.)
Medicare Supplements fill the gaps in your Original Medicare