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2014 Federal Poverty Level Standards

2015 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines

Rachel B Morgan RN, BSN 1/23/2015

 

Jan. 22, 2015—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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.

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HHS Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Poverty Guidelines and Poverty


 
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 persons, 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 persons, 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 persons, 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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