Do the "adverse financial consequences" apply only to the participant or does it include the participants spouse or children - similar to the "diagnosed" criteria?

Initially, “adverse financial consequences” applied on a participant level. IRS guidance provided in Notice 2020-50 expanded this list to include a spouse or a member of household.

“Member of the household” is someone who shares the qualified individual’s principal residence, which encompasses a broad group of individuals such as a relative, roommate, significant other, or anyone else with whom the individual is sharing a home.

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