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Income Level Guidelines for Financial Help

The table below shows what financial help you may qualify for depending on household size and income. The income limits for Medical Assistance (the first three columns) are for coverage beginning July 1, 2018. The income limits for MinnesotaCare and tax credits for private health plans (the last two columns) are for coverage beginning January 1, 2019. 

These income guidelines are approximate and for informational use only. You will need to complete an application to determine your actual eligibility.

People in household Medical Assistance for adults over age 18
Monthly/annual income (up to)
Medical Assistance for children
Monthly/annual income* (up to)
Medical Assistance for pregnant women
Monthly/annual income (up to)
MinnesotaCare
Annual income** (up to)
Tax credits for private health plans
Annual income** (up to)
1 $1,345 / $16,146 $2,782 / $33,385 does not apply $24,280 $48,560
2 $1,824 / $21,891 $3,772 / $45,265 $3,813 / $45,758 $32,920 $65,840
3 $2,303 / $27,637 $4,762 / $57,145 $4,814 / $57,768 $41,560 $83,120
4 $2,781 / $33,383 $5,752 / $69,025 $5,814 / $69,778 $50,200 $100,400
5 $3,260 / $39,128 $6,742 / $80,905 $6,815 / $81,787 $58,840 $117,680
6 $3,739 / $44,874 $7,732 / $92,785 $7,816 / $93,797 $67,480 $134,960
7 $4,218 / $50,619 $8,722 / $104,665 $8,817 / $105,806 $76,120 $152,240
8 $4,697 / $56,365 $9,712 / $116,545 $9,818 / $117,816 $84,760 $169,520
For each additional person add $478 / $5,745 $990 / $11,880 $1,000 / $12,009 $8,640 $17,280

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

**Slightly lower income limits apply to MinnesotaCare and tax credit eligibility for coverage starting before January 1, 2019. See the 2018 income guidelines.

MNsure updates this information in July each year, when the federal poverty guidelines change and the Medical Assistance income levels are updated.

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