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Disponible en inglés: I’m raising my grandchild and claim her as a dependent. If I apply for coverage through Maryland Health Connection, will we be considered a household of two?

Disponible en inglés: Yes, you will be considered as a household of two for both Medicaid and premium tax credits. However, your grandchild will be considered as her own household for Medicaid, MCHP, and MCHP Premium, and your income will not count in determining her eligibility for these programs. Assuming she does not have her own income she will likely be eligible for Medicaid, MCHP, or MCHP Premium and not eligible for premium tax credits for coverage in Maryland Health Connection. You could, of course, purchase coverage for her in Maryland Health Connection but you would not be eligible for a premium tax credit to help pay for her plan.