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Poverty Guidelines - Federal

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services logoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues new Federal Poverty Guidelines every year, usually in January or February. These guidelines are commonly (yet ambiguously) referred to as the "Federal Poverty Level" (FPL), and serve as one of the indicators for determining eligibility in a wide variety of Federal and State programs.

Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) requires the Secretary of HHS to update the poverty guidelines at least annually, adjusting them on the basis of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). New guidelines become effective as of the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Current (2012) guidelines are shown in the Current Guidelines section below.

Guidelines from previous years (2011-1998) may be found below in the section labeled Poverty Guidelines from Previous Years.

Background information about the poverty guidelines and related poverty thresholds is in the section labeled General Information about Poverty Measures.

See the Additional Information section for links to extensive resources about poverty measures.

Current Guidelines

2014 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

1

$11,670 

2

15,730

3

19,790

4

23,850

5

27,910

6

31,970

7

36,030

8

40,090

9

44,150

10

48,210

11

52,270

12

56,330

13

60,390

14

64,450

15

68,510

For each additional
person, add


 4,060

2013 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

1

$11,490 

2

15,510

3

19,530

4

23,550

5

27,570

6

31,590

7

35,610

8

39,630

9

43,650

10

47,640

11

51,690

12

55,710

13

59,730

14

63,750

15

67,770

For each additional
person, add


 4,020

2012 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

1

$11,170 

2

15,130

3

19,090

4

23,050

5

27,010

6

30,970

7

34,930

8

38,890

For each additional
person, add


 3,960

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 17, January 26, 2012, pp. 4034-4035.

General Information about Poverty Measures

The poverty guidelines are frequently loosely referred to as the "Federal Poverty Level" (FPL), but that phrase is ambiguous and should be avoided, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, especially in situations where precision is important.

The poverty thresholds are another, different, version of the federal poverty measure and should not be confused with these poverty guidelines. The thresholds are updated each year by the Census Bureau and are used mainly for statistical purposes such as preparing estimates of the number of Americans in poverty each year. More information about the poverty thresholds is available online at: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/threshld.html.

The separate poverty guidelines for Alaska and Hawaii reflect Office of Economic Opportunity administrative practice beginning in the 1966-1970 period. Note that the poverty thresholds -- the original version of the poverty measure -- have never had separate figures for Alaska and Hawaii.

The poverty guidelines apply to both aged and non-aged units. The guidelines have never had an aged/non-aged distinction; only the Census Bureau (statistical) poverty thresholds have separate figures for aged and non-aged one-person and two-person units.

The poverty guidelines are not defined for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau. In cases in which a Federal program using the poverty guidelines serves any of those jurisdictions, the Federal office which administers the program is responsible for deciding whether to use the contiguous-states-and-D.C. guidelines for those jurisdictions or to follow some other procedure.

Programs using the guidelines (or percentage multiples of the guidelines -- for instance, 125 percent or 185 percent of the guidelines) in determining eligibility include Head Start, the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Note that in general, cash public assistance programs (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and its predecessor Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Supplemental Security Income) do NOT use the poverty guidelines in determining eligibility. The Earned Income Tax Credit program also does NOT use the poverty guidelines to determine eligibility.

Also note that the Workforce Incentive Act (WIA), under certain conditions, allows these guidelines to be substituted for its own guidelines. Additional information about the WIA Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) is available in the Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Guidelines - Overview topic.

Additional Information

More information, links, contacts, and references on the Poverty Guidelines, the Poverty Thresholds, and the development and history of U.S. poverty measures is available online at:
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/contacts.shtml

Poverty Guidelines from Previous Years

The tables below from previous years are provided for comparison purposes of WorkWORLD users. You may scroll down in reverse chronological order (newest years first) or jump directly to a specific year by selecting one of the links below:

2011

2010

 

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

 

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2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$10,890 

$13,600 

$12,540 

2

14,710

18,380

16,930

3

18,530

23,160

21,320

4

22,350

27,940

25,710

5

26,170

32,720

30,100

6

29,990

37,500

34,490

7

33,810

42,280

38,880

8

37,630

47,060

43,270

For each additional
person, add


 3,820


 4,780


 4,390

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 13, January 20, 2011, pp. 3637-3638.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2011 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the link below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
Note that unlike similar files from previous years, this is a single file that contains three pages, one for All States and D.C, one for Alaska, and one for Hawaii. Be certain you are on the correct page for your state when using these tables.
2011 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC, Alaska, and Hawaii

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NOTE: Delayed Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2010

For the first time since the poverty guidelines began to be issued in 1965, the annual average Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) has decreased from the figure for the previous year. In the absence of legislative change, the decrease in the annual average CPI-U for 2009 announced on January 15, 2010 (see http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf, Table 1A) would have required HHS to issue 2010 poverty guidelines that were lower than the 2009 poverty guidelines, which would have led to the "reduction in eligibility" referred to in the Congressional explanatory language.

Congress took several actions on this matter:

1. On December 19, 2009, the President signed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-118), which included a provision affecting the poverty guidelines. Section 1012 of the law states that:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not publish updated poverty guidelines for 2010 under section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) before March 1, 2010, and the poverty guidelines published under such section on January 23, 2009, shall remain in effect until updated poverty guidelines are published.

The Congressional Record (House) (December 16, 2009, p. H15370) provides the following explanation of Congressional action:
Section 1012 includes a provision to freeze the Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines at 2009 levels in order to prevent a reduction in eligibility for certain means-tested programs, including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child nutrition, through March 1, 2010.

A Federal Register notice about this extension of the 2009 poverty guidelines was published on January 22, 2010. (See Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 14, January 22, 2010, pp. 3734-3735.).

2. On March 2, 2010, the Congress enacted and the President signed the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-144), which included a provision affecting the poverty guidelines. Section 7 of this law amended Section 1012 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, by replacing "March 1, 2010" with "March 31, 2010". The effect of this was to extend the 2009 poverty guidelines until at least March 31, 2010.

3. On April 15, 2010, the Congress enacted and the President signed the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-157), which included a provision affecting the poverty guidelines. Section 6 of this law amended Section 1012 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (as amended by Pub. L. 111-144), by replacing "March 31, 2010" with "May 31, 2010". The effect of this was to extend the 2009 poverty guidelines until at least May 31, 2010.

Legislation to further delay the publication of the 2010 poverty guidelines beyond May 31, 2010, did not pass Congress. Accordingly, HHS published poverty guidelines for the remainder of 2010 in August 2010. These 2010 guidelines will remain in effect until HHS publishes the 2011 poverty guidelines, which is expected to occur in late January 2011.

If HHS had published the 2010 poverty guidelines in late January 2010, on the normal schedule, the update would have been based on the 2008 Census Bureau poverty thresholds and the percentage change in the annual average CPI-U from calendar year 2008 to calendar year 2009 (the period from January through December 2009). Since the publication of the 2010 poverty guidelines was delayed through May 31, 2010, HHS based this update on the 2008 Census Bureau poverty thresholds--which remain the most recent published thresholds available--and the percentage change in the average CPI-U from calendar year 2008 to the period beginning with January 2009 and ending on May 31, 2010.

The average CPI-U for the January 2009-May 2010 period was 0.042 percent higher than the annual average CPI-U for calendar year 2008. (The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 requires that the starting point for the update of the poverty guidelines shall be the latest published Census Bureau poverty thresholds, rather than the previous HHS poverty guidelines.) The percentage increase in the CPI-U was so small that after the rounding procedures used in the guidelines calculation, the guidelines for the remainder of 2010 showed no change from the 2009 guidelines.

The poverty guidelines are calculated each year using the latest published Census Bureau poverty thresholds as the starting point. They are not calculated from the previous year's poverty guidelines. As a result, the level of next year's poverty guidelines--the 2011 guidelines--will not be affected by the way in which these 2010 poverty guidelines were calculated.

2010 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$10,830 

$13,530 

$12,460 

2

14,570

18,210

16,760

3

18,310

22,890

21,060

4

22,050

27,570

25,360

5

25,790

32,250

29,660

6

29,530

36,930

33,960

7

33,270

41,610

38,260

8

37,010

46,290

42,560

For each additional
person, add


 3,740


 4,680


 4,300

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 148, August 3, 2010, pp. 45628-45629.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2010 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the link below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
Note that unlike similar files from previous years, this is a single file that contains three pages, one for All States and D.C, one for Alaska, and one for Hawaii. Be certain you are on the correct page for your state when using these tables.
2010 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC, Alaska, and Hawaii

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2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$10,830 

$13,530 

$12,460 

2

14,570

18,210

16,760

3

18,310

22,890

21,060

4

22,050

27,570

25,360

5

25,790

32,250

29,660

6

29,530

36,930

33,960

7

33,270

41,610

38,260

8

37,010

46,290

42,560

For each additional
person, add


 3,740


 4,680


 4,300

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 14, January 23, 2009, pp. 4199-4201.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2009 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the link below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
Note that unlike similar files from previous years, this is a single file that contains three pages, one for All States and D.C, one for Alaska, and one for Hawaii. Be certain you are on the correct page for your state when using these tables.
2009 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC, Alaska, and Hawaii

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2008 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$10,400 

$13,000 

$11,960 

2

14,000

17,500

16,100

3

17,600

22,000

20,240

4

21,200

26,500

24,380

5

24,800

31,000

28,520

6

28,400

35,500

32,660

7

32,000

40,000

36,800

8

35,600

44,500

40,940

For each additional
person, add


 3,600


 4,500


 4,140

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 15, January 23, 2008, pp. 3971-3972.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2008 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the link below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
Note that unlike similar files from previous years, this is a single file that contains three pages, one for All States and D.C, one for Alaska, and one for Hawaii. Be certain you are on the correct page for your state when using these tables.
2008 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC, Alaska, and Hawaii

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2007 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$10,210 

$12,770 

$11,750 

2

13,690

17,120

15,750

3

17,170

21,470

19,750

4

20,650

25,820

23,750

5

24,130

30,170

27,750

6

27,610

34,520

31,750

7

31,090

38,870

35,750

8

34,570

43,220

39,750

For each additional
person, add


 3,480


 4,350


 4,000

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 15, January 24, 2007, pp. 3147-3148.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2007 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the link below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
Note that unlike similar files from previous years, this is a single file that contains three pages, one for All States and D.C, one for Alaska, and one for Hawaii. Be certain you are on the correct page for your state when using these tables.
2007 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC, Alaska, and Hawaii

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2006 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 9,800 

$12,250 

$11,270 

2

13,200

16,500

15,180

3

16,600

20,750

19,090

4

20,000

25,000

23,000

5

23,400

29,250

26,910

6

26,800

33,500

30,820

7

30,200

37,750

34,730

8

33,600

42,000

38,640

For each additional
person, add


 3,400


 4,250


 3,910

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 15, January 24, 2006, pp. 3848-3849.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2006 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the link below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
Note that unlike similar files from previous years, this is a single file that contains three pages, one for All States and D.C, one for Alaska, and one for Hawaii. Be certain you are on the correct page for your state when using these tables.
2006 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC, Alaska, and Hawaii

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2005 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 9,570 

$11,950 

$11,010 

2

12,830

16,030

14,760

3

16,090

20,110

18,510

4

19,350

24,190

22,260

5

22,610

28,270

26,010

6

25,870

32,350

29,760

7

29,130

36,430

33,510

8

32,390

40,510

37,260

For each additional
person, add


 3,260


 4,080


 3,750

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 33, February 18, 2005, pp. 8373-8375.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2005 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
2005 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
2005 Alaska
2005 Hawaii

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2004 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 9,310 

$11,630 

$10,700 

2

12,490

15,610

14,360

3

15,670

19,590

18,020

4

18,850

23,570

21,680

5

22,030

27,550

25,340

6

25,210

31,530

29,000

7

28,390

35,510

32,660

8

31,570

39,490

36,320

For each additional
person, add


 3,180


 3,980


 3,660

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 69, No. 30, February 13, 2004, pp. 7336-7338.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2004 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
2004 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
2004 Alaska
2004 Hawaii

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2003 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 8,980 

$11,210 

$10,330 

2

12,120

15,140

13,940

3

15,260

19,070

17,550

4

18,400

23,000

21,160

5

21,540

26,930

24,770

6

24,680

30,860

28,380

7

27,820

34,790

31,990

8

30,960

38,720

35,600

For each additional
person, add


 3,140


 3,930


 3,610

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 26, February 7, 2003, pp. 6456-6458.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2003 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
2003 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
2003 Alaska
2003 Hawaii

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2002 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 8,860 

$11,080 

$10,200 

2

11,940

14,930

13,740

3

15,020

18,780

17,280

4

18,100

22,630

20,820

5

21,180

26,480

24,360

6

24,260

30,330

27,900

7

27,340

34,180

31,440

8

30,420

38,030

34,980

For each additional
person, add


 3,080


 3,850


 3,540

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 31, February 14, 2002, pp. 6931-6933.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2002 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
2002 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
2002 Alaska
2002 Hawaii

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2001 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 8,590 

$10,730 

$ 9,890 

2

11,610

14,510

13,360

3

14,630

18,290

16,830

4

17,650

22,070

20,300

5

20,670

25,850

23,770

6

23,690

29,630

27,240

7

26,710

33,410

30,710

8

29,730

37,190

34,180

For each additional
person, add


 3,020


 3,780


 3,470

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 66, No. 33, February 16, 2001, pp. 10695-10697.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2001 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
2001 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
2001 Alaska
2001 Hawaii

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2000 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 8,350 

$10,430 

$ 9,590 

2

11,250

14,060

12,930

3

14,150

17,690

16,270

4

17,050

21,320

19,610

5

19,950

24,950

22,950

6

22,850

28,580

26,290

7

25,750

32,210

29,630

8

28,650

35,840

32,970

For each additional
person, add


 2,900


 3,630


 3,340

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 65, No. 31, February 15, 2000, pp. 7555-7557.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 2000 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
2000 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
2000 Alaska
2000 Hawaii

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1999 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 8,240 

$10,320 

$ 9,490 

2

11,060

13,840

12,730

3

13,880

17,360

15,970

4

16,700

20,880

19,610

5

19,520

24,400

22,450

6

22,340

27,920

25,690

7

25,160

31,440

28,930

8

27,980

34,960

32,170

For each additional
person, add


 2,820


 3,520


 3,240

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 64, No. 52, March 18, 1999, pp. 13428-13430.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 1999 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
1999 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
1999 Alaska
1999 Hawaii

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1998 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$ 8,050 

$10,070 

$ 9,260 

2

10,850

13,570

12,480

3

13,650

17,070

15,700

4

16,450

20,570

18,920

5

19,250

24,070

22,140

6

22,050

27,570

25,360

7

24,850

31,070

28,580

8

27,650

34,570

31,800

For each additional
person, add


 2,800


 3,500


 3,220

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 63, No. 36, February 24, 1998, pp. 9235-9238.

NOTE: Tables containing various percentage multiples (i.e., 100%, 120%, 133%, etc.) of the 1998 poverty guidelines commonly used in Federal and State programs are available internally from the links below. These tables from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include both monthly and annual amounts for various family sizes. The tables are in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Click the Help window Back button to return here when finished.
1998 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii) and DC
1998 Alaska

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http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/

http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml

http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/10fedreg.shtml

http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/09extension.shtml

http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/09extensionfedreg.shtml

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidEligibility/07_IncomeandResourceGuidelines.asp

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html


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