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Adult Child Dependent Status?

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Question: I was told that my 25 year-old daughter had to be a dependent on my taxes. I thought she could stay under my Covered California plan until she is 26 years old.

Answer: Your adult child can file their own tax return and still be included on your family coverage to age 26. If your family is eligible for premium assistance through Covered California and you wish to include your daughter as part of your household, she must be a dependent on your income tax return. She will still file a tax return, but opt out of her personal exemption.

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