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What is poverty thresh hold?

If you can pay your bills on time and live a decent home, you are above the poverty threshold. If what you are making at work, doesn't pay all your bills and give you a decent place to live, you… Full Answer

Who establishes the federal poverty level?

There are two slightly different U.S. federal poverty measures: poverty thresholds, based on the thrifty food plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and poverty guidelines, a simplification of the poverty thresholds used to determine eligibility for a number of… Full Answer

What are the Federal Poverty levels for 2008?

It really depends on the number of people in the household. Per the table link, for an average family of 4 the poverty threshold is $22,000. Poverty thresholds are used for calculating all official poverty population statistics - for instance… Full Answer