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Rule

Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance

Action

Final Rule Correction.

Summary

The Legal Services Corporation (“Corporation”) is required by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. The 2003 updates to the specified income levels reflecting the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines as issued by the Department of Health and Human Services were published on February 18, 2003. It has come to our attention that the guideline amounts for a family of 5 was inadvertantly omitted from the Income Guidelines Table as published. A corrected table is set forth below.

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE: Back to Top

This rule is effective as of February 18, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Mattie C. Condray, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 750 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002-4250; (202) 336-8817; mcondray@lsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services Corporation Act (“Act”), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires the Corporation to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance, and the Act provides that other specified factors shall be taken into account along with income.

Section 1611.3(b) of the Corporation's regulations establishes a maximum income level equivalent to one hundred and twenty-five percent (125%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Since 1982, the Department of Health and Human Services has been responsible for updating and issuing the Poverty Guidelines. The revised figures for 2003 set out below are equivalent to 125% of the current Poverty Guidelines as published on February 7, 2003 (68 FR 6457).

List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611 Back to Top

  • Grant Programs—Law
  • Legal Services
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For reasons set forth above, 45 CFR 1611 is amended as follows:

PART 1611—ELIGIBILITY Back to Top

1.The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows:

Authority:

Secs. 1006(b)(1), 1007(a)(1) Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2996e(b)(1), 2996f(a)(1), 2996f(a)(2).

2.Appendix A of Part 1611 is revised to read as follows:

Appendix A of Part 1611 Back to Top

Legal Services Corporation 2003 Poverty Guidelines* Back to Top
Size of family unit 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia i Alaska ii Hawaii iii
* The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by family size as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.
iFor family units with more than eight members, add $3,925 for each additional member in a family.
iiFor family units with more than eight members, add $4,913 for each additional member in a family.
iiiFor family units with more than eight members, add $4,513 for each additional member in a family.
1 $11,225 $14,013 $12,913
2 15,150 18,925 17,425
3 19,075 23,838 21,938
4 23,000 28,750 26,450
5 26,925 33,663 30,963
6 30,850 38,575 35,475
7 34,775 43,488 39,988
8 38,700 48,400 44,500
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Victor M. Fortuno,

Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel Corporate Secretary.

[FR Doc. 03-4429 Filed 2-25-03; 8:45 am]

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