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2014 Federal Poverty Level Standards

2015 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines

Rachel B Morgan RN, BSN 1/29/2015

The Department of Health and Human Services on Jan. 22 released updates of the poverty guidelines, which are used as an eligibility criterion by the Community Services Block Grant program and a number of other federal programs.

The poverty guidelines are derived from the Census Bureau’s current official poverty threshold, and the figures reflect annual income.

 

2015 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Person in Family/Household Poverty Guidelines
1 $11,770
2 $15,930
3 $20,090
4 $24,250
5 $28,410
6 $32,570
7 $36,730
8 $40,890
For families/households with more than eight people, add $4,160 for each additional person.
 
2015 Poverty Guidelines for Alaska
Persons in Family/Household Poverty Guidelines
1 $14,720
2 $19,920
3 $25,120
4 $30,320
5 $35,520
6 $40,720
7 $45,920
8 $51,120
For families/households with more than eight people, add $5,200 for each additional person.
2015 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
Persons in Family/Household Poverty Guidelines
1 $13,550
2 $18,330
3 $23,110
4 $27,890
5 $32,670
6 $37,450
7 $42,230
8 $47,010
For families/households with more than eight people, add $4,780 for each additional person.

This notice does not provide definitions of the terms "income" nor "family" because there is considerable variation in defining these terms among the different programs that use the guidelines.

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