Help Paying Marketplace Premiums: Defining Income and Household

I get Social Security benefits and don’t make enough to pay federal income taxes on them. Do I count my tax-free Social Security benefits when I apply for premium tax credits?

Yes, all of your Social Security benefits will be counted as income in determining your eligibility.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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