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What is a household member?

Household members include the filer, spouse, dependents and all other individuals who normally live with you that are not dependents.    

Additional Instructions:

To comply with the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), the names, Social Security numbers (SSN), and status as a dependent and U.S. citizen or qualified alien for all household members must be reported on the Michigan Home Heating Credit Claim MI-1040CR-7, line 17. For purposes of line 17, household members include:

  • All those claimed as dependent children on lines 16d through 16f
  • All those claimed as dependent adults other than your spouse on line 16g
  • All other individuals living with you and not already included on lines 16d through 16g

    Include individuals temporarily absent from the homestead due to illness or employment.
    Do not include individuals absent from the homestead for 90 consecutive days or more
    during 2021. Do not include individuals who are filing a separate form for their own home
    heating credit.

For each household member, enter their SSN in column B. If the SSN is left blank, the credit will be denied. Enter the years of age in column C. For children 12 months and under, enter one year in column C. Check all the boxes in column D that apply to each household member. If you have more than four household members, complete the Michigan Home Heating Credit Claim MI-1040CR-7 Supplemental (Form 4976).