QUESTION

My income is below the federal poverty level and my state has not elected to expand Medicaid eligibility. Can I qualify for premium tax credits?

Individuals with no coverage | Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing Reductions
ANSWER

No, your income is too low to qualify for premium tax credits, but check with your state’s marketplace to see if there are other options you might be eligible for. Note that if you are a lawfully present immigrant and have an income below 100% of the federal poverty level, and are in the waiting period for your state's Medicaid coverage, you are eligible for premium tax credits. (26 C.F.R. § 1.36B-2(b)).

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