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If I'm separated from my spouse, can I file as head of household to get the EIC?
You can file as head of household if you meet the tests and were unmarried or considered unmarried for the year.
You're considered unmarried if you meet these tests:
If you file as head of household, you can claim the Earned Income Credit (EIC) if you otherwise qualify for it. However, you can't claim the EIC if you’re married filing separately.