Some seniors and disabled to get extra money from government

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Checks to help senior citizens with high drug costs will be mailed June 10th. This date is ahead of schedule.

The $250 checks are for medicare recipients who fall into the prescription drug coverage gap. The new benefit is provided under President Obama's health care reform.

About 4 million seniors and disabled people will get checks this year.

For more information, call 1-800-medicare or visit
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