QUESTION

I’m a retired veteran collecting VA pension benefits. Are those benefits counted in determining my eligibility for subsidies in the marketplace?

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ANSWER

Yes, VA pension benefits, like Social Security benefits, are counted as income in determining eligibility. (26 U.S.C. § 36B; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, The Health Care Assister’s Guide to Tax Rules, updated Sept. 2018).

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