Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit provides a tax credit and/or refund to people who earn low to moderate wages. The payment is received as part of the end-of-year tax filing period. Workers who qualify for the federal EITC also qualify for a state EITC which is currently 15% of the federal amount for tax year 2021. Who Qualifies? For tax …

HealthSource RI – Affordable Health Coverage

HealthSource RI (HSRI) is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Rhode Islanders can compare affordable health plans and purchase coverage that meets their health care needs and budget. HSRI also hosts the on-line application process for both Medicaid and subsidized commercial coverage. COVID: The American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes changes that make health insurance …

Property Tax Relief Circuit Breaker Program

Program provides state-funded tax credit to senior and disabled homeowners and renters whose property taxes exceed between 3% and 6% of their household income. For renters, property tax is calculated at 20% of annual rent.  The maximum credit is $415 for tax year 2021. Who Qualifies? For Tax Year 2021: Homeowner/renter must be a senior (over age 65) or disabled …

Unemployment Insurance Program

The unemployment insurance program provides eligible individuals with up to 57.5% of his or her weekly wage for a specified period of time. Who Qualifies? Workers who are unemployed and who: Were employed for at least 8 weeks, Are unemployed through no fault of their own, Are able to work, available to work and searching for work, Unemployment Insurance (UI) …

Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program (TCI)

The Temporary Caregiver Insurance program (TCI) provides up to 5 weeks (6 weeks in 2023) of benefits for people who need to be out of work to care for a seriously ill family member (child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent) or to bond with a newborn child, adopted child or foster-care child. Who Qualifies? To be eligible for …

Temporary Disability Insurance Program (TDI)

The Temporary Disability Insurance Program (TDI) provides up to thirty weeks of benefits for people who cannot work due to illness or injury that occurred outside of the workplace. If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation. Who Qualifies? To be eligible for TDI benefits, you must have: Earned wages in Rhode Island Paid …