Government Poverty Guidelines

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed January 2022

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 2022. These figures change every year in January and are available online at the US Department of Health and Human Services website.

2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines

 

Household
Size

100% 125% 200% 300%
1 $13,590 $16,988 $27,180 $40,770
2 $18,310 $22,888 $36,620 $54,930
3 $23,030 $28,788 $46,060 $69,090
4 $27,750 $34,688 $55,500 $83,250
5 $32,470 $40,588 $64,940 $97,410
6 $37,190 $46,488 $74,380 $111,570
7 $41,910 $52,388 $83,820 $125,730
8 $46,630 $58,288 $93,260 $139,890
each additional person $4,720 $5,900 $9,440 $14,160

from the US Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Register pending publication

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