Pro Bono Attorneys Deskbook
Federal Poverty Guidelines Table
Probably the most frequently used
benchmark for measuring personal poverty is the guidelines annually
published by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Each agency will apply the HHS
guidelines in their own way. Legal Services eligibility is based on
125% of poverty. Samaritan Center Legal Care uses 150% of poverty as a
threshold for eligibility.
Click on the miniature chart below to see
full-sized chart based on the HHS
guidelines showing poverty level by household size by year and month
from 100% to 200% of poverty.