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Some seniors are getting $250 checks

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some South Georgia seniors are getting $250 checks to cover gaps in their prescription coverage.

The Department of Health and Human Services already sent out the first batch of checks.

It's to cover the so-called donut hole with Medicare Part D.

People who exceeded their $2,830 in drug costs this year will get the money

"I know several people paying out of pocket right now so it won't solve the problem but it will help, but next year they will give them more money toward that," said Kay Hind, SOWEGA Council on Aging Executive Director.

The new health reform law fixed the gap in coverage starting next year and authorized the extra payments for affected seniors this year.

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