Help Paying Marketplace Premiums: The Basics

If I’ve not filed taxes in a prior year, how will the Marketplace determine my income?

If an applicant did not file taxes in a prior year, income will be verified by the Marketplace through use of electronic wage data. If the information cannot be verified electronically, the applicant may be asked to submit additional paper documentation within 90 days, such as pay stubs, a work contract or other verification of income.

You can browse related questions in the Marketplace Verification and Appeals section.

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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