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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 (41-50):
Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

 Good!  We couldnt get my dd in voluntary preK due to income limits..barely and the fact we moved etc. So I am teaching her at home.  She is doing good but she so wanted to go to school.

Quoting NavyWifey122305:

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 FPL...man that is eye opening!  I refuse to be discouraged about it!


 

futureshock
by Dr. Futureshock on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM
The 2010 Poverty Guidelines for the
48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in family Poverty 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.

2010 Poverty Guidelines for
Alaska
Persons in family Poverty 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.

2010 Poverty Guidelines for
Hawaii
Persons in family Poverty 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.

SOURCE:  Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 148, August 3, 2010, pp. 45628–45629

alexhuntercody
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

its low income but you are military i think they take into account the bah you receive or the rent and utilites you don't pay. If that doesn't include the bah or the bas of 323 a month then i can see why. I know here my son's school includes both thing son the reduced lunch application you also have to include the bas on pell grants for college.

NavyWifey122305
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Where are you moving to ? We are going up to Bremerton in Dec

Quoting cs_1498:

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.


futureshock
by Dr. Futureshock on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM


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.

By "low income" they actually mean BELOW the poverty line:

family of 4:  $22,050

NavyWifey122305
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Most dont count the BAH. He dosnt recieve BAS the ship gets that money.

Quoting alexhuntercody:

its low income but you are military i think they take into account the bah you receive or the rent and utilites you don't pay. If that doesn't include the bah or the bas of 323 a month then i can see why. I know here my son's school includes both thing son the reduced lunch application you also have to include the bas on pell grants for college.


Brooklynsmom119
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:34 PM

 thats crazy, 1 person can not live off of 10,000

Quoting futureshock:

The 2010 Poverty Guidelines for the
48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in family Poverty 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.

 

2010 Poverty Guidelines for
Alaska
Persons in family Poverty 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.

 

2010 Poverty Guidelines for
Hawaii
Persons in family Poverty 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.

SOURCE:  Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 148, August 3, 2010, pp. 45628–45629

 

Cmyfantasyworld
by Gold Member on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:34 PM
No clue
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QueenFelicia
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

 It sounds like low income - but not poverty level.

pandorasbox69
by on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM
I am completely amazed by the chart for Hawaii. We are going to move there and rent alone is upwards of 26400.


Quoting gypsy_rose:











































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.

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