I am divorced and have 6 children. I am the custodial parent of all 6 children, they all live in my home full time.
If I allow my ex to claim a deduction for some of the children by giving him a form 8332 ( which states that I am the custodial parent and only gives him the right to claim them for a dependency deduction, does not give him the ability to file as head of household or get earned income credit for them) how does this effect my insurance?
Can I still count all 6 children as part of my household since I am the custodial parent and he is not receiving the hoh status for them? They all have Medicaid and I’m not really concerned with them qualifying as I’m sure they will, but I am concerned that without all 6 of them listed on my tax return I will have trouble qualifying for insurance at the same price I am now.