Yes! Unemployment insurance counts toward your income estimate for 2021!
You'll want to include the full amount before taxes you'll be receiving. Since this estimate is for the entirety of 2021, include the amount you'll receive the whole year.
As an example, if you're supposed to earn $5000 in unemployment insurance between January 2021 and July 2021, you will want to include the full $5000.
Because this is just an estimate of your yearly earnings, you'll have the opportunity to adjust this amount throughout the year. For example, if you start earning income from a job or self employment and are no longer receiving unemployment insurance, you can head back to your Stride Dashboard and edit the yearly income estimate.
- The marketplace knows that incomes can be unpredictable so there's no penalty for estimating incorrectly! You read more here -> I'm not sure what my income will be in 2021. What happens if I estimate wrong?
And you can read more about estimating your income here -> How do I estimate my income?