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Poverty guidelines for 2015–2016


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 $11,770 $14,720 $13,550
2 15,930 19,920 18,330
3 20,090 25,120 23,110
4 24,250 30,320 27,890
5 28,410 35,520 32,670
6 32,570 40,720 37,450
7 36,730 45,920 42,230
8 40,890 51,120 47,010
For each additional
person, add
 4,160  5,200  4,780
Last updated July 6, 2015


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