2017 Federal Poverty Levels


February 1, 2017

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Annual

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $12,060 $13,869 $16,643 $24,120 $30,150 $36,904 $48,240
Two 16,240 18,676 22,411 32,480 40,600 49,694 64,960
Three 20,420 23,483 28,180 40,840 51,050 62,485 81,680
Four 24,600 28,290 33,948 49,200 61,500 75,276 98,400
Five 28,780 33,097 39,716 57,560 71,950 88,067 115,120
Six 32,960 37,904 45,485 65,920 82,400 100,858 131,840
Seven 37,140 42,711 51,253 74,280 92,850 113,648 148,560
Each add’l +4,180 +4,807 +5,768 +8,360 +10,450 +12,791 +16,720

Monthly

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $1,005 $1,156 $1,387 $2,010 $2,513 $3,075 $4,020
Two 1,353 1,556 1,868 2,707 3,383 4,141 5,413
Three 1,702 1,957 2,348 3,403 4,254 5,207 6,807
Four 2,050 2,358 2,829 4,100 5,125 6,273 8,200
Five 2,398 2,758 3,310 4,797 5,996 7,339 9,593
Six 2,747 3,159 3,790 5,493 6,867 8,405 10,987
Seven  3,095 3,559 4,271 6,190 7,738 9,471 12,380
Each add’l +348 +401 +481 +697 +871 +1,066 +1,383

Hourly (Assumes 2080 hours per year.)

Group Size 100% 115% 138% 200% 250%* 306% 400%*
One $5.80 $6.67 $8.00 $11.60 $14.50 $17.74 $23.19
Two 7.81 8.98 10.77 15.62 19.52 23.89 31.23
Three 9.82 11.29 13.55 19.63 24.54 30.04 39.27
Four 11.83 13.60 16.32 23.65 29.57 36.19 47.31
Five 13.84 15.91 19.09 27.67 34.59 42.34 55.35
Six 15.85 18.22 21.87 31.69 39.62 48.49 63.38
Seven 17.86 20.53 24.64 35.71 44.64 54.64 71.42
Each add’l +2.01 +2.31 +2.77 +4.02 +5.02 +6.15 +8.04

Significance of Various Poverty Levels

For the two columns marked with an asterisk (relating to insurance coverage through the Marketplace), the new 2017 FPL levels don’t go into effect until November 2017. For the others (relating to BadgerCare, Wisconsin Shares and W-2), the new 2017 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 (which 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).