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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 2018 INCOME GUIDELINES * 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Size of household 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 4 ................................................................................................................................................... 5 ................................................................................................................................................... 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add: .......................................... * The $15,175 20,575 25,975 31,375 36,775 42,175 47,575 52,975 5,400 Alaska $18,975 25,725 32,475 39,225 45,975 52,725 59,475 66,225 6,750 Hawaii $17,450 23,663 29,875 36,088 42,300 48,513 54,725 60,938 6,213 figures in this table represent 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by HHS. 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Comments and materials received, as well as supporting documentation used in rule preparation, will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the Service’s Maine Fish and Wildlife Service PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $24,280 32,920 41,560 50,200 58,840 67,480 76,120 84,760 8,640 Alaska $30,360 41,160 51,960 62,760 73,560 84,360 95,160 105,960 10,800 Hawaii $27,920 37,860 47,800 57,740 67,680 77,620 87,560 97,500 9,940 Complex, Ecological Services Maine Field Office, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland, Maine 04431, and on the Eastern Cougar website at: http:// www.fws.gov/northeast/ecougar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin Miller, Northeast Regional Office, telephone 413–253–8615, or Mark McCollough, Maine Field Office, telephone 207–902–1570. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8337 for TTY assistance. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01138]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

45 CFR Part 1611


Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is required by law to 
establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal 
assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to 
reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued 
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

DATES: Effective January 23, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General 
Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW, Washington, DC 
20007; (202) 295-1563; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires LSC to establish 
maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. 
Section 1611.3(c) of LSC's regulations establishes a maximum income 
level equivalent to 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines 
(Guidelines), which HHS is responsible for updating and issuing. 45 CFR 
1611.3(c).
    Each year, LSC updates Appendix A to 45 CFR part 1611 to provide 
client income eligibility standards based on the most recent 
Guidelines. The figures for 2018, set out below, are equivalent to 125% 
of the Guidelines published by HHS on January 18, 2018, 83 FR 2642.
    In addition, LSC is publishing a chart listing income levels that 
are 200% of the Guidelines. This chart is for reference purposes only 
as an aid to recipients in assessing the financial eligibility of an 
applicant whose income is greater than 125% of the applicable 
Guidelines amount, but less than 200% of the applicable Guidelines 
amount (and who may be found to be financially eligible under duly 
adopted exceptions to the annual income ceiling in accordance with 45 
CFR 1611.3, 1611.4, and 1611.5).
    Except where there are minor variances due to rounding, the amount 
by which the guideline increases for each additional member of the 
household is a consistent amount.

List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611

    Grant Programs--Law, Legal services.


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    For reasons set forth in the preamble, the Legal Services 
Corporation amends 45 CFR part 1611 as follows:

PART 1611--ELIGIBILITY

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1. The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2996g(e).


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2. Revise appendix A to part 1611 to read as follows:

Appendix A to Part 1611-- Income Level for Individuals Eligible for 
Assistance

                               Legal Services Corporation 2018 Income Guidelines *
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                                                                   48 Contiguous
                                                                  States and the
                        Size of household                           District of       Alaska          Hawaii
                                                                     Columbia
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1...............................................................         $15,175         $18,975         $17,450
2...............................................................          20,575          25,725          23,663
3...............................................................          25,975          32,475          29,875
4...............................................................          31,375          39,225          36,088
5...............................................................          36,775          45,975          42,300
6...............................................................          42,175          52,725          48,513
7...............................................................          47,575          59,475          54,725
8...............................................................          52,975          66,225          60,938
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add:           5,400           6,750           6,213
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* The figures in this table represent 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by
  HHS.


                               Reference Chart--200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
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                                                                   48 Contiguous
                                                                  States and the
                        Size of household                           District of       Alaska          Hawaii
                                                                     Columbia
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1...............................................................         $24,280         $30,360         $27,920
2...............................................................          32,920          41,160          37,860
3...............................................................          41,560          51,960          47,800
4...............................................................          50,200          62,760          57,740
5...............................................................          58,840          73,560          67,680
6...............................................................          67,480          84,360          77,620
7...............................................................          76,120          95,160          87,560
8...............................................................          84,760         105,960          97,500
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add:           8,640          10,800           9,940
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    Dated: January 18, 2018.
Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-01138 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]
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