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Question: What are the 2011 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines

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The 2011 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines determine the income level requirements for people applying for the Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program. If your income is below 135% of the FPL ($14,701.50 if you are single or $19,858.50 for married couples), you could qualify for the full Low Income Subsidy (resource limits also apply - see chart above). Even if you don’t qualify for full LIS benefits, you could be eligible for partial LIS benefits if your income level is at or below 150% FPL (resource limits also apply - see chart above). Remember, the LIS subsidy helps to pay both your monthly plan premiums and drug costs.

Below is a chart of the 2011 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines:
Persons
in Family
48 Contiguous
States & D.C.
Alaska Hawaii
1 $10,890 $13,600 $12,540
2 $14,710 $18,380 $16,930
3 $18,530 $23,160 $21,320
4 $22,350 $27,940 $25,710
5 $26,170 $32,720 $30,100
6 $29,990 $37,500 $34,490
7 $33,810 $42,280 $38,880
8 $37,630 $47,060 $43,270
For each additional
Person, add
$3,820 $4,780 $4,390
Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 13, Jan. 20, 2011, pp. 3637-3638


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