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Updated Poverty Income Guidelines

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The US Department of Health and Human services published its annual update of poverty income guidelines in the Federal Register of January 24, 2006.

See the link below. These revised guidelines are NOT effective immediately for the Food Stamp Program. As required under the Food Stamp Act, the revised guidelines are not effective until Oct. 1, 2006.

FNS will continue its usual practice of publishing the revised income eligibility guidelines at the same time the new allotment levels are announced.

Patrick Waldron,
Chief Certification Policy Branch
Program Development Division

Page updated: April 05, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.