Filing Status Scenarios
- If married, spouses who file jointly can be eligible for a subsidy.
- If married but separated, spouses who file single will not be eligible for a subsidy.
- If married but separated, the spouse who files as head of household can be eligible for a subsidy.
Domestic Abuse + Spousal Abandonment Scenarios
If you are legally married but living apart from your spouse and are a victim of domestic abuse, domestic violence, or spousal abandonment, you can say you’re “unmarried” on your application. You’re then eligible for a premium tax credit
Because tax credits are awarded federally, and domestic partnership is not recognized at the federal level, partners must fill out separate healthcare application if they want to qualify for a subsidy tax credit.