Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG)

Monthly and annual income amounts used to determine financial eligibility for state and federal benefit programs.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) in the Federal Register. The current FPG for one person is $12,140 per year; for two people, it's $16,460. Add $4,320 for each additional person.

Note: Different state and federal programs adopt the new Federal Poverty Guidelines on different dates each year.