HHS Issues 2014 Poverty Guidelines

The Department of Health and Human Services has released the Poverty Guidelines for 2014.  This annual update reflects changes in the preceding year’s Consumer Price Index.  Annual Poverty Guidelines are part of the calculation used in preparing an Affidavit of Support for family based and certain employment based adjust of status case and immigrant visa cases.

The following chart reflects location, family size, and annual income:

2014 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE
48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Persons in family/household Poverty
guideline

1 …………………………………….. $11,670
2 …………………………………….. 15,730
3 …………………………………….. 19,790
4 …………………………………….. 23,850
5 …………………………………….. 27,910
6 …………………………………….. 31,970
7 …………………………………….. 36,030
8 …………………………………….. 40,090

For families/households with more
than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each
additional person.

2014 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR
ALASKA

Persons in family/household Poverty
guideline

1 …………………………………….. $14,580
2 …………………………………….. 19,660
3 …………………………………….. 24,740
4 …………………………………….. 29,820
5 …………………………………….. 34,900
6 …………………………………….. 39,980
7 …………………………………….. 45,060
8 …………………………………….. 50,140

For families/households with more
than 8 persons, add $5,080 for each
additional person.

2014 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR
HAWAII

Persons in family/household Poverty
guideline

1 …………………………………….. $13,420
2 …………………………………….. 18,090
3 …………………………………….. 22,760
4 …………………………………….. 27,430
5 …………………………………….. 32,100
6 …………………………………….. 36,770
7 …………………………………….. 41,440
8 …………………………………….. 46,110

For families/households with more
than 8 persons, add $4,670 for each
additional person.

Stewart Rabinowitz practices United States immigration and nationality law. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is an immigration law firm representing businesses, families, and individuals.