The updated Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) have recently been announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and went into effect as of January 15. Although the figure is somewhat abstract as a concept it plays a huge role in determining eligibility for a good number of federal and state benefits. The slight increase now means that the financial eligibility criterion for such programs as Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) will also see a marginal but potentially significant bump. To elaborate, EID’s maximum countable income is 300% of the FPL. Last year that figure for an individual came in at $3,123 a month. With 100% of the FPL for an individual rising from $12, 490 per annum ($1,041 a month) to $12,790 ($1,066 a month) the 2020 maximum countable income for EID is now going to be $3,198.
For a full list of the new figures go here: https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines