How to estimate your income
When you apply for lower costs in the Marketplace, you’ll need to estimate your household income for 2018.
For most people, you can use your household’s adjusted gross income for this estimate. If you know your 2017 adjusted gross income, use that and take into account any changes you expect in 2018.
Another way to estimate your income is to add up the following items for all the people in your household, based on what you think they’ll receive in 2018:
- Net income from any self-employment or business
- Unemployment compensation
- Social Security payments
Other kinds of income to include when estimating your 2016 income are: rental income, interest, dividends, capital gains, annuities, alimony, and some retirement and pensions.