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2021 Income Level Guidelines for Financial Help

This information is made available as an archive. Current income level guidelines are here.

The table shows the income limits by household size for Medical Assistance coverage July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, and the limits for MinnesotaCare in 2021. Use these income limits if you are applying for MinnesotaCare or private insurance before January 1, 2022. Premium tax credits for 2021 private health plans through MNsure can be estimated using our estimator tool.

People in household Medical Assistance for adults over age 18
Monthly/annual income no more than
(133% FPL)
Medical Assistance for children
Monthly/annual income no more than*
(275% FPL)
Medical Assistance for pregnant women
Monthly/annual income no more than
(278% FPL)
MinnesotaCare
2021 annual income no more than
(200% FPL)
Tax credits for private health plans
2021 annual income above
(above 200% FPL)
1 $1,414 / $16,970 $2,924 / $35,090 does not apply $25,520 $25,520
2 $1,910 / $22,929 $3,950 / $47,410 $3,993 / $47,927 $34,480 $34,480
3 $2,407 / $28,887 $4,977 / $59,730 $5,031 / $60,381 $43,440 $43,440
4 $2,903 / $34,846 $6,004 / $72,050 $6,069 / $72,836 $52,400 $52,400
5 $3,400 / $40,804 $7,030 / $84,370 $7,107 / $85,290 $61,360 $61,360
6 $3,896 / $46,762 $8,057 / $96,690 $8,145 / $97,744 $70,320 $70,320
7 $4,393 / $52,721 $9,084 / $109,010 $9,183 / $110,199 $79,280 $79,280
8 $4,889 / $58,679 $10,110 / $121,330 $10,221 / $122,653 $88,240 $88,240
For each additional person add $496 / $5,958 $1,026 / $12,320 $1,037 / $12,454 $8,960 $8,960

*Slightly higher income limits apply for infants under age 2.

This content is for informational use only. Income guidelines are approximate. You will need to complete an application to determine your actual eligibility.

2021 Cost-Sharing Reductions

This benefit provided by the federal government reduces the amount you pay at the time of medical care (commonly called out-of-pocket costs). Reductions are included in specific silver level plans and are only available to applicants that are determined eligible.

Number of People in Household 2021 Household Income
1 Up to $31,900
4 Up to $65,500

American Indians or Alaska Natives who are members of a federally recognized tribe receive cost-sharing reductions using different income guidelines. Their cost-sharing reductions are available in all metal levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

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