Legal Services Corporation.
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.
February 29, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Victor M. Fortuno, General Counsel, Start Printed Page 10718Legal Services Corporation, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4250; (202) 336-8800.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 2000 set out below are equivalent to 125% of the current Poverty Guidelines as published on February 15, 2000 (65 FR 7555-57).Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611End List of Subjects
For reasons set out in the preamble, 45 CFR part 1611 is amended as follows:Start Part
PART 1611—ELIGIBILITYEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 1611 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Appendix A of Part 1611 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
|Size of family unit||48 contiguous states 2||Alaska 3||Hawaii 4|
|1 The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by family size as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.|
|2 For family units with more than eight members, add $3,625 for each additional member in a family.|
|3 For family units with more than eight members, add $4,538 for each additional member in a family.|
|4 For family units with more than eight members, add $4,175 for each additional member in a family.|
Dated: February 23, 2000.
Victor M. Fortuno,
Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.
[FR Doc. 00-4803 Filed 2-28-00; 8:45 am]
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