Spouses may be included on the same ACA Adult case.
Separate cases are established for unmarried adults who apply together such as a parent and an adult child who are in the same tax household.
A case is split only when the same application can be used to determine eligibility for all of the cases involved. When the same application cannot be used to determine eligibility for all of the cases involved, persons who need to apply separately are denied. See PM 02-04-03 for more information about who can sign an application.
Example: Mom applies for herself and her 21 year old son. Neither Mom, nor her son are tax filers. They both potentially qualify for the ACA Adult program. Since they are not part of the same tax filer household, the adult son must file a separate application.