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2015 Government Poverty Guidelines

Every year, the federal government establishes poverty guidelines to determine who is financially eligible for particular programs. The chart below tells you what the yearly income cut-offs are for 2015. These figures change every year around February and are available online at the US Department of Health and Human Services website.

Household
Size
100%
of Poverty
125%
of Poverty
200%
of Poverty
1 $11,770 $14,713 $23,540
2 $15,930 $19,913 $31,860
3 $20,090 $25,113 $40,180
4 $24,250 $30,313 $48,500
5 $28,410 $35,513 $56,820
6 $32,570 $40,713 $65,140
7 $36,730 $45,913 $73,460
8 $40,890 $51,113 $81,780
For each additional person add $4,160 $5,200 $8,320

Source: Federal Register,  Vol. 80, No. 14, January 22, 2015 pp. 3236-3237.


Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last updated January 22, 2015


Massachusetts State Median Income 2014/2015

Estimated state median income for a 4-person family

60 Percent of Estimated State Median Income*

1-Person Family 2-Person Family 3-Person Family 4-Person Family 5-Person Family 6-Person Family
$104,545 $32,618 $42,654 $52,691 $62,727 $72,763 $82,800

SOURCE: Source: Prepared by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance.


Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last updated November 2014