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Poverty guidelines for 2014–2015


The following chart contains information from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). To determine your family size, count your children if they receive more than half their support from you, and count other persons if they live with you as well as receive more than half their support from you currently and for the foreseeable future. Support includes money, gifts, loans, housing, food, clothes, car, medical and dental care, payment of college costs, and so on.

Next, find the column that represents your place of residence. Read down to your family size. This is the poverty guideline for you.

Family size 48 Contiguous states
and D.C.
Alaska Hawaii
1 $11,670 $14,580 $13,420
2 15,730 19,660 18,090
3 19,790 24,740 22,760
4 23,850 29,820 27,430
5 27,910 34,900 32,100
6 31,970 39,980 36,770
7 36,030 45,060 41,440
8 40,090 50,140 46,110
For each additional
person, add
 4,060  5,080  4,670
Last updated July 1, 2014


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