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Is this considered a LOW INCOME family ?



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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by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

I say yes

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Oh im not giving up!! he wants to go soooo bad ( and iw ant him to go to) lol for my own sanity HAHAHA

Im gonna call some places and see if we can get some assistance to help pay atleast.

Quoting Thelmama:

 oh and we make several thousand below the that is eye opening!  I refuse to be discouraged about it!

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM

 hubby, me and DD make $16,000...i'd kill for 26,000 too. but i still think thats considered low income.

Quoting Oceana09:

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.


by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM

A family making that much here would be considered poverty level.

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:23 PM

I know the federal guidelines for food stamps for a family of four is less than $28000 a year, gross (before taxes.) So yes, that would be low income.

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM

I would think so, yes.  I don't know how on earth a family of 4 could survive on that. 

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM

I would say yes... however, it totally depends on where you live.

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM

I'm assuming your DH is in the Navy? Mine too. How sad is it that they don't even make enough to put them above the poverty level? I know whole other issue. But we are stationed in central Ca. and are having the same issue with trying to find a preschool we can actually afford for our twins. We haven't found one but I gave up because we are moving in early Feb. anyway so once we get to the new duty station I will start looking there.

by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Yes.  It is low income.  However, if you live in some states you could get by on that.  Like with no car loans, no major home repairs, no unforeseen expenses - it's doable.

by Emerald Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:27 PM

2009/2010 HHS Poverty Guidelines

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

Size of family
of Poverty
of Poverty
of Poverty
of Poverty
of Poverty
of Poverty
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

For family units with more than 8 members, add $3,740 for each additional person at 100% of poverty; $4,114 at 110 %; $4,675 at 125%; $5,610 at 150%; $6,545 at 175%; $6,919 at 185% and $7,480 at 200% of poverty.

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