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Reporting income and household size

Where you live can affect what health coverage you’re eligible for as well as your eligibility to get help paying for coverage. When you log in to your account and fill out your Marketplace application, you’ll need to know certain things about reporting where you live.

Apply in the state where you live

Generally, people must live in a state to be considered residents and get help paying for health coverage there. If someone is living out of the state temporarily, they can still be considered a resident of the state.

You’ll be asked if everyone on your application lives at the same permanent home address in your state.

Your permanent home address

When you apply, you’ll be asked to enter your permanent home address. Give the permanent home address where everyone on your application lives. This can’t be a P.O. Box. We’ll use this address to determine if you’re a resident of the state where you’re seeking health coverage.

  • If a child splits time between 2 parents who don’t live together, use the address where the child spends most of his or her nights.
  • You’ll be asked if your mailing address is the same as your permanent address. Select “no” if you have a different mailing address.
  • You’ll also be asked if you’re applying for coverage for yourself. You can select “no” if you aren’t applying for yourself, but you are applying for other people in your household who have the same permanenthome address.
 
 
 

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