New Poverty Income Guidelines Announced for 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the new poverty income guidelines for 2015.  The new guidelines mean that the lower limit of the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance (MMMNA) will rise to $1,991.25 in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, effective no later than July 1, 2015.  The current amount is $1,966.25.

The new figure will be $2,490 in Alaska and $2,291.25 in Hawaii.  The minimum MMMNA is 150 percent of the monthly poverty guideline for a couple.

For the HHS announcement of the 2015 poverty income guidelines in the 80 Federal Register 3236, click here.

 

Posted by Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, www.sheriabrams.com