Federal Poverty Guidelines: 2020


The poverty guidelines are sometimes loosely referred to as the “federal poverty level” (FPL), are issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The guidelines are a simplification of the poverty thresholds for use to determine financial eligibility for certain federal programs — the likes of TANF, food stamps, Medicaid, among others

Updated: January 2020

Household Size100%133%150%185%200%300%400%
1$12,760$16,970$19,140$23,606$25,520$38,280$51,040
2$17,240$22,929$25,860$31,894$34,480$51,720$68,960
3$21,720$28,888$32,580$40,182$43,440$65,160$86,880
4$26,200$34,846$39,300$48,470$52,400$78,600$104,800
5$30,680$40,804$46,020$56,758$61,360$92,040$122,720
6$35,160$46,763$52,740$65,046$70,320$105,480$140,640
7$39,640$52,721$59,460$73,334$79,280$118,920$158,560
8$44,120$58,680$66,180$81,622$88,240$132,360$176,480