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Federal Poverty Guidelines

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed January 2024

Every year, the federal government establishes poverty guidelines to determine who is financially eligible for particular programs. The chart below tells you the yearly income cut-offs for 2024. These figures change every year in January and are available online at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size

100% 125% 200% 300%

1

$15,060

$18,825

$30,120

$45,180

2

$20,440

$25,550

$40,880

$61,320

3

$25,820

$32,275

$51,640

$77,460

4

$31,200

$39,000

$62,400

$93,600

5

$36,580

$45,725

$73,160

$109,740

6

$41,960

$52,450

$83,920

$125,880

7

$47,340

$59,175

$94,680

$142,020

8

$52,720

$65,900

$105,440

$158,160

each additional person

$5,380

$6,725

$10,760

$16,140

 

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Produced by Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines
Reviewed January 2024

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

7-Person Family

$45,392

$59,359

$73,326

$87,294

$101,261

$115,228

$117,846

 

Source: FY 2024 LIHEAP Income Eligibility and Benefit Level Chart
Learn more about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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