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Federal Poverty Guidelines

federal poverty guidelines

See Poverty Guidelines. The Department of Health and Human Services publishes a list every year giving the lowest income acceptable for a family of a particular size so that the family does not live in poverty. Consular officers use these figures in immigrant visa cases to determine whether a sponsor's income is sufficient to support a new immigrant, in accordance with U.S. immigration laws. Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Poverty Guidelines page for more information.

Source: Department of State. March 2007.

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