Question: I recently retired and my dependent minor child receives Social Security benefits based on my retirement. She will be required to file a tax return in her name, although she will not pay any tax because her income is not high enough. How do I handle this income on the Covered California application?
Answer: Your daughter's taxable income is included in your household income. When she files her tax return, she should not take a personal exemption (0 exemptions) that will allow for you to continue to claim her exemption on your tax return