Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

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 2016 numbers and used for calculating eligibility for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 2015 numbers are used to calculate eligibility for savings on private insurance plans for 2016.

  • $11,880 for individuals
  • $16,020 for a family of 2
  • $20,160 for a family of 3
  • $24,300 for a family of 4
  • $28,440 for a family of 5
  • $32,580 for a family of 6
  • $36,730 for a family of 7
  • $40,890 for a family of 8

Federal Poverty Level amounts are higher in Alaska and Hawaii.

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