The American Rescue Plan ARPA extends expanded unemployment benefits with a supplemental weekly payment of $300 through September 6, 2021. These supplemental UIB payments are counted as income for determining eligibility for Covered California programs but are not counted as income for determining eligibility for Medi-Cal programs (including both MAGI and non-MAGI programs). Covered CA CARES Act webpage. * ARPA Broker FAQ *
For 2020 if your adjusted gross income is less than $150,000, up to $10,200 of unemployment compensation is excluded from gross income. IRS Publication 525 *
Income vs Expense Deductions – how it might mess you up for subsidies – visit Insure Me Kevin.com to learn more.
The tax treatment of unemployment benefits you receive depends on the type of program paying the benefits.
- Exclusion from income tax on a portion of unemployment compensation for 2020.
- Types of unemployment compensation.
- Governmental program.
- Repayment of unemployment compensation.
- Tax withholding.
- Supplemental unemployment benefits.
- Repayment of benefits.
- Private unemployment fund.
- Payments by a union.
- Guaranteed annual wage.
- State employees.
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Resources & Links
For Your Benefit: California’s Programs for the Unemployed (DE 2320) Provides information on UI, DI, PFL, and Job Service benefits available to the employee.
Disability Insurance Provisions (DE 2515) This brochure outlines the DI program.
Paid Family Leave (DE 2511) This brochure outlines the DI program.
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- Our opinion & short cut * 6 pages of questions - way too complicated, easy to mess it up, lose subsidies and/or go into Medi-Cal - Just give the bottom line in MAGI Household Income
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