The Department of Health and Human Services has released the federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2020. These poverty guidelines are important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the Affordable Care Act.
The 2020 FPL guidelines became applicable on January 14, 2020 (unless an office administering a program using the guidelines specifies a different effective date for that particular program). Below is a chart reflecting the 2020 and 2019 levels.
2020 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and District of Columbia
Note: The FPL limits vary slightly in Alaska and Hawaii
Persons in family/household
2020 Poverty Guidelines
2019 Poverty Guidelines
For families/households with more than 8 persons:
Add $4,480 for each additional person
Add $4,420 for each additional person
Additional poverty guidelines are available from the HHS Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
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