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Is this considered a LOW INCOME family ?


 

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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
Replies (11-20):
prego7386
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM

it varies from state to state

Kodysmommy928
by Jenjo-a-gogo on Sep. 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM

I live in Florida and that would qualify you for pa.

christina0607
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM

I think head start can make their own income guidlines,a nd I would assume it goes by the average income of the area.


Quoting NavyWifey122305:

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.



treversmommy
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:02 PM

yes it  consider proverty, but we make it way below proverty for a 3 almost 4 on less than half of that with no assistance other than medicaid.

NavyWifey122305
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Thats what its looking like. We are in southern cali and its not cheap here LOL

Quoting christina0607:

I think head start can make their own income guidlines,a nd I would assume it goes by the average income of the area.


Quoting NavyWifey122305:

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.



mcsmom1
by Gold Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I would think so.

ffirsttimemommy
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM
Yes, probably
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bethmoore71
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM

In Franklin County, Ohio (central OH), $26,000 income would allow a family of 4 to go to the welfare agency and collect full medicaid benefits, full childcare paid for, and food stamps (up to $668 per month). Yep, low income for sure!

bethmoore71
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

SoCal? Then go to the walfare office and apply for childcare assistance! SoCal is a whole other monster, when it comes to cost of living. You will qualify for every welfare benefit, other than cash aid. Go already!

Quoting NavyWifey122305:

Thats what its looking like. We are in southern cali and its not cheap here LOL

Quoting christina0607:

I think head start can make their own income guidlines,a nd I would assume it goes by the average income of the area.


Quoting NavyWifey122305:

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.




Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM

 according to the national poverty level that would be a yes.

PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY (PE) AND INSTRUCTIONS

Federal Poverty Level Chart – Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010

Federal Poverty Level Chart – Effective April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010

Number of Persons In

The Family

 

200 Percent

Monthly Income

 

200 Percent

Annual Income

 

2

 

$ 2,429

 

$ 29,140

 

3

 

$ 3,052

 

$ 36,620

 

4

 

$ 3,675

 

$ 44,100

 

5

 

$ 4,299

 

$ 51,580

 

6

 

$ 4,922

 

$ 59,060

 

7

 

$ 5,545

 

$ 66,540

 

8

 

$ 6,169

 

$ 74,020

 

9

 

$ 6,792

 

$ 81,500

 

10

 

$ 7,415

 

$ 88,980

 

For each additional family member add:

 

$ 624

 

$ 7,480

 

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