Kimberley Causey-Gomez


Michal Rhymer-Browne

Assistant Commissioner - St. Thomas


Carla Benjamin

Assistant Commissioner - St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands

Department of Human Services

Senior Citizens Affairs

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged

The Department of Human Services has provided assistance to seniors to help meet their prescription medication needs since the 1980’s. Since 2006, the V.I. SPAP has been the supplementary payer of medication costs for Medicare Beneficiaries who also qualify for pharmaceutical assistance.


The Pharmaceutical Assistance Program is designed to provide financial assistance to seniors whose income is less than or equal to $18, 000.00 for a single person or $30, 000.00 for a couple, to assist with prescription drug needs. SPAP participants are required to pay an enrollment/identification card fee of $5.00; renewable every five years.  A co-pay is required for each prescription at time of purchase.  To be eligible for SPAP, you must be 60 years of age or older and must be a VI resident for at least 6 months.   Proof of age, residency, medical status and income are required with the application.


If you are a Medicare recipient, you must be enrolled in Medicare Part A, Part B, or both.   SPAP requires you to enroll in an approved VI Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.  Additionally, you cannot be currently covered by a private insurance plan that pays for all or part of your prescription costs on a continuous basis – this does not include Medicare Part D.  Medicaid beneficiaries are not eligible to participate in SPAP.


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