PIN Number Instead of Social Security Number, Do I get Subsidy?

PIN Number Instead of Social Security Number, Do I get Subsidy?

Kelley-Jensen2

I am an immigrant in the United States.  I do not have a Social Security Number, but I do have a PIN number issued to me by the IRS, can I qualify for health insurance subsidies using my PIN number?

A PIN number is officially known as an ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number)  and is issued by the IRS to foreigners that have a need to file a tax return.  Such people can be resident or non-resident aliens, or the spouse of either.  Note that:

  1. Resident Aliens are those people who are required to file a 1040, Non-resident aliens would file a 1040NR.
  2. Resident Aliens have a work visa or some other immigration paperwork, but they do not necessarily need a social security number.
  3. Because, you can receive a ITIN as a non-resident alien, that number in and of itself is not enough to demonstrate you are here legally.
  4. So, if you have an ITIN, you must also have an immigration number from a work visa or greencard.

Learn how the subsidy will be reported on from 1040.

 

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