2016 Federal Poverty Levels


February 12, 2016

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Annual

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $11,880 $13,662 $16,394 $23,760 $29,700 $36,353 $47,520
Two 16,020 18,423 22,102 32,040 40,050 49,021 64,080
Three 20,160 23,184 27,821 40,320 50,400 61,690 80,640
Four 24,300 27,945 33,534 48,600 60,750 74,358 97,200
Five 28,440 32,706 39,247 56,880 71,100 87,026 113,760
Six 32,580 37,467 44,960 65,160 81,450 99,695 130,320
Seven 36,730 42,240 50,687 73,460 91,825 112,394 146,920
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 $990 $1,139 $1,366 $1,980 $2,475 $3,029 $3,960
Two 1,335 1,535 1,842 2,670 3,338 4,085 5,340
Three 1,680 1,932 2,318 3,360 4,200 5,141 6,720
Four 2,025 2,329 2,795 4,050 5,063 6,197 8,100
Five 2,370 2,726 3,271 4,740 5,925 7,252 9,480
Six 2,715 3,122 3,747 5,430 6,788 8,308 10,860
Seven 3,061 3,520 4,224 6,122 7,652 9,366 12,243
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 $5.71 $6.57 $7.88 $11.42 $14.28 $17.48 $22.85
Two 7.70 8.86 10.63 15.40 19.25 23.57 30.81
Three 9.69 11.15 13.38 19.38 24.23 29.66 38.77
Four 11.68 13.44 16.12 23.37 29.21 35.75 46.73
Five 13.67 15.72 18.87 27.35 34.18 41.84 54.69
Six 15.66 18.01 21.62 31.33 39.16 47.93 62.65
Seven 17.66 20.31 24.37 35.32 44.15 54.04 70.63
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 2016 FPL levels don’t go into effect until November 2016. For the others (relating to BadgerCare, Wisconsin Shares and W-2), the new 2016 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).