Lawfully Present Individuals Eligible Under the Affordable Care Act

Under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), individuals who are “lawfully present” in the United States are eligible for coverage and for premium tax credits to help make health insurance affordable. Under the previous federal definition, “lawfully present” individuals include lawful permanent residents, but also several other categories of non–U.S. citizens who have permission to live and/or work in the U.S. The immigration categories described below are considered “lawfully present” for ACA eligibility purposes.To view the categories, please click here.

Published with permission from the National Immigration Law Center. View more content.

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