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Poverty guidelines for 2013–2014


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 $11,490 $14,350 $13,230
2 15,510 19,380 17,850
3 19,530 24,410 22,470
4 23,550 29,440 27,090
5 27,570 34,470 31,710
6 31,590 39,500 36,330
7 35,610 44,530 40,950
8 39,630 49,560 45,570
For each additional
person, add
 4,020  5,030  4,620
Last updated July 1, 2013


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