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How do I know which dependents’ income to include on my application?

You must include the income of any dependent required to file a federal income tax return for the year you want coverage.

Single dependents under 65 are required to file if any of the following applies:

  • They expect earned income over $6,300.

    • Includes salaries, wages, tips, and taxable scholarships and fellowships
  • They expect unearned income over $1,050.

    • Includes interest or dividends from investments, distributions from trusts, unemployment compensation, and taxable Social Security benefits
  • They expect net self-employment income over $400.

    • Self-employment income is income from a business you run yourself. Net self-employment income, sometimes known as “profit,” is income greater than your business deductions.
Christie Starnes