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The 2013 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines

Financial eligibility for certain government assistance programs is usually based on whether a family's income is less than the federal poverty guidelines issued each year by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Household Size
Poverty Guideline (48 Contiguous States and D.C.)
1 $11,490.00
2 $15,510.00
3 $19,530.00
4 $23,500.00
5 $27,570.00
6 $31,590.00
7 $35,610.00
8 $39,630.00

For families with more than eight persons, add $4,020 for each additional person

See www.aspe.hhs.gov/poverty