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Income Level Guidelines

Get a quick estimate for the financial help you may qualify for depending on your household size and income by reviewing the table below.

Most Minnesotans qualify for financial help. You may qualify for tax credits, a cost-sharing reduction, or for no-cost or low-cost coverage under Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare. 

Minnesotans who do not currently receive advanced premium tax credits or qualify for MA or MinnesotaCare qualify for a premium subsidy.

The table below shows what financial help you may qualify for depending on household size and income. MNsure updates this information in July each year when the federal poverty guidelines change. The income limits for Medical Assistance (the first three columns) are for coverage beginning July 1, 2016. The income limits for MinnesotaCare and tax credits for private health plans (the last three columns) are for coverage beginning January 1, 2017. If you are applying for MinnesotaCare or private insurance before January 1, use the 2016 income guidelines.

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)
Private health plans. Not eligible for tax credits.
Annual income (above)
1 $1,316 / $15,800 $2,722 / $32,670 does not apply $23,760 $47,520 $47,520
2 $1,777 / $21,333 $3,675 / $44,110 $3,715 / $44,591 $32,040 $64,080 $64,080
3 $2,238 / $26,866 $4,629 / $55,550 $4,679 / $56,156 $40,320 $80,640 $80,640
4 $2,699 / $32,398 $5,582 / $66,990 $5,643 / $67,720 $48,600 $97,200 $97,200
5 $3,160 / $37,931 $6,535 / $78,430 $6,607 / $79,285 $56,880 $113,760 $113,760
6 $3,622 / $43,464 $7,489 / $89,870 $7,570 / $90,850 $65,160 $130,320 $130,320
7 $4,083 / $48,997 $8,442 / $101,310 $8,534 / $102,415 $73,460 $146,920 $146,920
8 $4,544 / $54,530 $9,395 / $112,750 $9,498 / $113,980 $81,780 $163,560 $163,560
For each additional person add $461 / $5,532 $953 / $11,440 $963 / $11,564 $8,320 $16,640 $16,640

*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, 2017. View the rates for 2016 income limits.

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

MNsure updates this information after July 1, when the Medical Assistance income levels are updated.

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