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Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance

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Final Rule.

Summary

The Legal Services Corporation (“Corporation”) is required by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines as issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE: Back to Top

This rule is effective as of March 3, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Mattie C. Condray, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295-1624; 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 2005 set out below are equivalent to 125% of the current Poverty Guidelines as published on February 18, 2005 (70 FR 8373).

List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611 Back to Top

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For reasons set forth above, 45 CFR part 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 2005 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.
i For family units with more than eight members, add $4,075 for each additional member in a family.
ii For family units with more than eight members, add $5,100 for each additional member in a family.
iii For family units with more than eight members, add $4,688 for each additional member in a family.
1 $11,963 $14,938 $13,763
2 16,038 20,038 18,450
3 20,113 25,138 23,138
4 24,188 30,238 27,825
5 28,263 35,338 32,513
6 32,338 40,438 37,200
7 36,413 45,538 41,888
8 40,488 50,638 46,575
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Victor M. Fortuno,

Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel Corporate Secretary.

[FR Doc. 05-4063 Filed 3-2-05; 8:45 am]

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