If I am exempt from the shared responsibility payment, can I still be eligible for the premium tax credit?

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If I am exempt from the shared responsibility payment, can I still be eligible for the premium tax credit?

Answer

In many cases, yes, but it depends upon the exemption. If you are exempt because you are incarcerated or because you are not lawfully present in the United States, you are not eligible to enroll in a qualified health plan through the Marketplace and therefore cannot claim a premium tax credit for your own coverage. However, individuals with other types of exemptions may obtain coverage through the Marketplace and claim a premium tax credit if they otherwise qualify for the credit.


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