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Is this considered a LOW INCOME family ?

Posted by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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Question: Is a family of 4 with an annual income of roughly $26,000.00 ( give or take a little bit) considered to be Low Income ?

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Did i word that right ?

annual income ....??  ummmm that's the yearly amount before taxes...... if that helps. Thats what I mean my annual income ( thats what its called right ?) lol


by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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sophistcatdfury
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

where i live a family of 3 making under $33,000 a year is low income but i live in a shitty state

Oceana09
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Family of Four....lets see under $25,000 was considered low income for DH, DD and myself, so a family of four, yes I can see where that would be considered low income. Than again, now that it's just DD and I it's hard enough to make 15,000 a year so I would probably kill for $26,000 lol.

christina0607
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

I would think so.

bethmoore71
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

I would think that even in Alabama or West Virginia, a $26k salary for a family of 4 would be considered low income. Here a family of 2 that makes $29k qualifies for medicaid. I live in central Ohio.

ToriBabe1221
by Gold Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM
makes ya cringe doesnt it?

we are only a family of 3, and we make 26,000. its tough. i do consider us low income.
gypsy_rose
by Ruby Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM
The 2009 Poverty Guidelines for the
48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in familyPoverty guideline
1 $10,830
2 14,570
3 18,310
4 22,050
5 25,790
6 29,530
7 33,270
8 37,010
For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,740 for each additional person.

 

2009 Poverty Guidelines for
Alaska
Persons in familyPoverty guideline
1 $13,530
2 18,210
3 22,890
4 27,570
5 32,250
6 36,930
7 41,610
8 46,290
For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,680 for each additional person.

 

2009 Poverty Guidelines for
Hawaii
Persons in familyPoverty guideline
1 $12,460
2 16,760
3 21,060
4 25,360
5 29,660
6 33,960
7 38,260
8 42,560
For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,300 for each additional person.
ToriBabe1221
by Gold Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM
wow! i never imagined i was "so far" above poverty! holy jeez
NavyWifey122305
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM

The reason I am asking...

Is because Im trying to get my son into head start. And every place that has head start for low income familys are saying we make too much and will have to pay full price instead of reduced/free head start. Appearntly low income to them is a family of 4 making UNDER $22,000.

Im frustrated..... and NO I DONT WANT EVERYTHING FOR FREE. I just want my child to be in school if we have to pay we have to pay but I would like to not have to sell everything in our home in order to pay for him to go.

gypsy_rose
by Ruby Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

 

2009/2010 HHS Poverty Guidelines

For all states (except Alaska and Hawaii) and for the District of Columbia

Size of family
unit
100
Percent
of Poverty
110
Percent
of Poverty
125
Percent
of Poverty
150
Percent
of Poverty
175
Percent
of Poverty
185
Percent
of Poverty
200
Percent
of Poverty
1 $10,830 $11,913 $13,538 $16,245 $18,953 $20,036 $21,660
2 $14,570 $16,027 $18,213 $21,855 $25,498 $26,955 $29,140
3 $18,310 $20,141 $22,888 $27,465 $32,043 $33,874 $36,620
4 $22,050 $24,255 $27,563 $33,075 $38,588 $40,793 $44,100
5 $25,790 $28,369 $32,238 $38,685 $45,133 $47,712 $51,580
6 $29,530 $32,483 $36,913 $44,295 $51,678 $54,631 $59,060
7 $33,270 $36,597 $41,588 $49,905 $58,223 $61,550 $66,540
8 $37,010 $40,711 $46,263 $55,515 $64,768 $68,469 $74,020


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devasmom
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:57 PM

That is below poverty level in my area. This is the break down for my area.

Housing and Urban Development has established median income to be $96,000 for a family of four, or $64,937.50 per person. The income limits are $33,600 (50% of median income) for very low-income and $20,150 (30% of median income) for extremely low-income.

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