A measure of income level issued annually by the Department of Health and Human Services. Federal poverty levels are used to determine your eligibility for certain programs and benefits.
(The amounts below are 2015 numbers and used for calculating eligibility for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 2014 numbers are used to calculate eligibility for savings on private insurance plans for 2015.
Federal Poverty Level amounts are higher in Alaska and Hawaii. See Alaska and Hawaii FPL information.