Social Security Survivor Benefits
Social Security Survivor Benefits


Social Security Survivor Benefits

get counted in  Modified Adjusted Gross Income MAGI, for Covered CA subsidies as part of Social Security,  Line 20 from your 1040?

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 first see the sections on MAGI for health care subsidies and What Part of Social Security  gets added back in, so that we don’t have to repeat the same information.
Excerpt of Covered CA ONLINE Application – Re: Income

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).


(d) Social security benefit

 (1) In general
For purposes of this section, the term “social security benefit” means any amount received by the taxpayer by reason of entitlement to—

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 MAGI Berkely

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