YES. See the screen shot of the Covered CA online application below and the definition of MAGI Income (iii) where Social Security Benefits §86 except SSI get added back in.
Please visit our main page on adding untaxed Social Security benefits to your AGI Line 37 to get your MAGI Income for Covered CA health care subsidies.
Interpreting law is outside the scope of my Insurance license. I’m just pointing it out to you.
26 US Code 86
(a) In general
(1) In general
Except as provided in paragraph (2), gross income for the taxable year of any taxpayer described in subsection (b) (notwithstanding section 207 of the Social Security Act) includes social security benefits in an amount equal to the lesser of—
(A)one-half of the social security benefits received during the taxable year, or
(B)one-half of the excess described in subsection (b)(1).
Supplemental Security Income SSI which gives cash assistance to people with limited income and resources who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. Children with disabilities can get SSI, too, is under a different section Title XVI … it doesn’t count as MAGIBerkely