2015 Federal Poverty Levels


January 29, 2015

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Annual

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $11,770 $13,536 $16,243 $23,540 $29,425 $36,016 $47,080
Two 15,930 18,320 21,983 31,860 39,825 48,746 63,720
Three 20,090 23,104 27,724 40,180 50,225 61,475 80,360
Four 24,250 27,888 33,465 48,500 60,625 74,205 97,000
Five 28,410 32,672 39,206 56,820 71,025 86,935 113,640
Six 32,570 37,456 44,947 65,140 81,425 99,664 130,280
Each add’l +4,160 +4,784 +5,741 +8,320 +10,400 +12,730 +16,640

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Monthly

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $981 $1,128 $1,354 $1,962 $2,452 $3,001 $3,923
Two 1,328 1,527 1,832 2,655 3,319 4,062 5,310
Three 1,674 1,925 2,310 3,348 4,185 5,123 6,697
Four 2,021 2,324 2,789 4,042 5,052 6,184 8,083
Five 2,368 2,723 3,267 4,735 5,919 7,245 9,470
Six 2,714 3,121 3,746 5,428 6,785 8,305 10,857
Each add’l +347 +399 +478 +693 +867 +1,061 +1,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hourly (Assumes 2080 hours per year.)

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $5.66 $6.51 $7.81 $11.32 $14.15 $17.32 $22.63
Two 7.66 8.81 10.57 15.32 19.15 23.44 30.63
Three 9.66 11.11 13.33 19.32 24.15 29.56 38.63
Four 11.66 13.41 16.09 23.32 29.15 35.68 46.63
Five 13.66 15.71 18.85 27.32 34.15 41.80 54.63
Six 15.66 18.01 21.61 31.32 39.15 47.92 62.63
Each add’l +2.00 +2.30 +2.76 +4.00 +5.00 +6.12 +8.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significance of Various Poverty Levels

For the two columns marked with an asterisk (relating to insurance coverage through the Marketplace), the new 2015 FPL levels don’t go into effect until November 2015.  For the others (relating to BadgerCare, Wisconsin Shares and W-2), the new 2015 FPLs take effect in February or soon thereafter. 

  • 100% = The maximum income limit for parents and childless adults to be eligible for BadgerCare (reduced from 200% on 4/1/14), and the minimum income limit to be eligible for financial assistance in the insurance Marketplace.

  • 115% = The maximum income limit for participation in the Wisconsin Works W-2 program.
  • 138% = The minimum Medicaid ceiling for a state to qualify for the significantly enhanced federal Medicaid funding.  (Wisconsin has not chosen to expand Medicaid to this level.)

  • 200% = The income ceiling to be eligible for Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies, and approximately the threshold for charging premiums for children enrolled in BadgerCare (which actually begins at 201% of FPL).

  • 250%* = The maximum income to be eligible for federal cost-sharing assistance (that helps pay for co-pays and deductibles) for insurance plans obtained through the Marketplace.

  • 306% = The maximum income limit for children to be eligible for BadgerCare.

  • 400%* = The maximum income to be eligible for federal premium assistance for insurance plans obtained through the Marketplace. (People at all income levels are eligible to purchase insurance through the Marketplace without financial assistance).