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Federal Poverty Guidelines

The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure. They are issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The January 2018 poverty guidelines are calculated by taking the 2016 Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds and adjusting them for price changes between 2016 and 2017 using the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). Many program officials prefer to use guidelines with uniform increments across family sizes and the poverty guidelines include rounding and standardizing adjustments in the formula.

The 2018 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 13, 2018.
 

2018 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD POVERTY GUIDELINE

 

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,320 for each additional person.

1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
7 $38,060
8 $42,380