Family Income Guidelines

Happy Family with BoysSize of Family unit Poverty Guideline

1……………………………………………$11,880.00

2……………………………………………$16,020.00

3……………………………………………$20,160.00

4……………………………………………$24,300.00

5……………………………………………$28,440.00

6……………………………………………$32,580.00

7……………………………………………$36,730.00

8……………………………………………$40,890.00

For family units with more than 8 members, add $4,160.00 for each additional member

Income Means:

  1. Money wages or salary BEFORE deductions
  2. Social Security or Rail Retirement
  3. Unemployment compensation
  4. Strike benefits from Union Funds
  5. Worker’s Compensation
  6. Veteran’s benefits
  7. Public Assistance (including temporary assistance for needy families, supplemental security income, emergency assistance money payments and non-federally funded general assistance or general relief money payments)
  8. Training Stipends
  9. Alimony and Child support
  10. Military family allotments or other regular support from an absent family member or someone not living in the household
  11. Private or Government pensions (including military retirement pay)
  12. Regular insurance or annuity payments
  13. College or University scholarships, grants, fellowships and assistantships
  14. Dividends, interest and periodic receipts for Estate or Trust

 

For the following types of income look at the NET INCOME TOTAL

  1. Self-employment (gross receipts minus operating expenses)
  2. Farm self-employment
  3. Rental Income
  4. Royalties, gambling or lottery winnings

 

Income does NOT include:

  1. Capital gains
  2. Assets drawn down as withdrawals from a bank
  3. Sales of property, house or car
  4. Tax refunds, gifts, loans, lump-sum inheritances, one time insurance payments or compensation for injury
  5. Employer paid or union paid portion of health insurance or other fringe benefits
  6. Food or housing in lieu of wages
  7. Value of food & fuel produced and consumed on farms
  8. The imputed value of rent from owner-occupied, non-farm or farm housing
  9. Federal non-cash benefits programs:  Medicare, Medicaid, Food stamps, School Lunches and Housing Assistance.